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Infection from Endoscope at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle

An outbreak of severe infections in Seattle, Washington, has been associated with use of specialized flexible endoscopes used for medical procedures, called duodenoscopes (refrerred to as endoscopes hereafter). At least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were sickened between…

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35 E. coli Cases Linked to Duodenoscopes Used for ERCP

Apparently, for at least 35 patients, duodenoscopes used in procedures were not sterile and caused an outbreak of E. coli illnesses, according to an article in JAMA* published this week. A duodenoscope is a specialized endoscope that does endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography…

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20 Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Forsyth County, NC

Our lawyers are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Forsyth County, North Carolina. “20 people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease this year in Forsyth County. That is an unusually high number,” said Fred Pritzker, a who represents clients…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit against Integrated Health Campus

Lawyers have file a lawsuit against Integrated Health Campus and others for Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) illnesses, 2 of which were fatal.  The lawsuit alleges that a fountain contaminated with Legionella bacteria caused the illnesses. LD (a severe form of pneumonia)…

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Lawsuit for Legionnaires’ Disease from University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital

At least 9 patients at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital have tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pnuemonia, often referred to as Legionella pnuemonia. One visitor to the hospital has also tested…

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Can I Sue a Hospital For a Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection?

Yes, you can sue a hospital for injury or wrongful death caused by an infection with a flesh-eating fungus if the infection can be linked to the hospital.  You will have a better case if you are part of an…

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Sunshine Act Will Benefit Patients, Says Product Liability Attorney

The Sunshine Act requires public reporting of payments to doctors and hospitals (only teaching hospitals) from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. This will include reporting of physician and hospital ownership interests in group purchasing organizations (often a “middle man” between…

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2 Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths at UI Hospital in Indianapolis

The outbreak below happened in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our law firm helps families who loved one’s die from Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by breathing in water mist that contains Legionella bacteria. In cases where the contaminated water came…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Case Diagnosed at Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI

A patient at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. The department did not report the source of the illness, but the hospital said that, after…

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Can I Sue for Legionnaires’ Disease Contracted at a VA Medical Center?

Yes, if there is evidence supporting your personal injury or wrongful death claim, you and your family can file a lawsuit for compensation against the VA Medical Center responsible for the fatal Legionnaires’ disease case. Wrongful death claims are statutory,…

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Waco VA Medical Center Buildings Test Positive for Legionella

Legionella bacteria found in buildings at the Waco VA Medical Center pose a risk to patients and visitors. Texas health officials are still doing tests on water samples from the medical center’s many buildings, so it is unknown how many…

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Legionella Pneumonia Lawyer

Our lawyers help Legionella pneumonia victims and their famlies. Legionella pneumonia, also called Legionnaires’ disease, is a severe infection of the lungs, and it is often fatal. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman take legal action against responsible companies to get compensation…