Claims Aginst Endoscope Superbug

Patients who have had a procedure using an endoscope superbug have been suing the manufacturer of the device. Proper sanitization instructions were not provided to medical professionals, which resulted in infection, severe illness, and death. Many have been diagnosed with carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae,...

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Duodenoscope makers, including Olympus, failed twice to prove that their devices could adequately be cleaned -even after following their own instructions. With the...

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History

UCLA Medical Center experiences an outbreak of CRE "superbug" among duodenoscope patients. The first lawsuit is filed by Aaron Young after being diagnosed with CRE "superbug" from the UCLE Medical Center. A safety communication regarding the sanitation methods of the duodenoscope device is released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A suit is filed against Olympus by the family of Antonia Torres Cera, after a duodenoscope contamination led to death. All of these occurred within the month of February.
In March, another suit was filed against Olympus by the family of Silvia Patricia Aroche, after another duodenoscope contamination led to death
A recall was issued for thousands of the Olympus endoscopes
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What Is An Endoscope?

Used primarily during endoscopic retrograde cholanglo-pancreatography (ERCP) procedures, a duodenoscope device is used. The endoscope is a thin, cylindrical, apparatus has a camera, light, and hollow tube which is threaded into a patient's throat. This tube can combat bile duct obstructions, including gallstones, cysts, and tumors for minimally invasive procedures. With a vast number of...

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Further Lawsuit Information

Each of the above cases were filed in February 2015, with more expected to follow. With an estimated 180 patients who may have been infected by an endoscope superbug, there is a chance for compensation. If you, or someone you love, has undergone a procedure where a duodendoscope was used, you can seek justice for pain, suffering, and expenses. Contact a lawyer today to see...

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Cases Filed Against Olympus

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Olympus for its endoscopes, by patients who have been infected by contaminated devices. Though Olympus makes approximately 80% of the scopes on the...

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