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Posted on Feb 21, 2015 By Mark J. Leeds
Contact a CRE superbug infection lawsuit lawyer at
888-446-1999. Free consultation. Accepting hospital or ERCP duodenoscope lawsuit cases nationwide.
A debate exists whether the hospital or the Olympus endoscope duodenoscope manufacturer is to blame for the recent CRE superbug infection outbreak and scare at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Either way, if you or a loved one has been injured or affected by the CRE (Carbapenum-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae ) deadly superbug infection at any hospital, speak to a lawyer right away. I am an experienced personal injury lawyer and can assist you during a free ERCP endoscope CRE infection lawsuit consultation.
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Why you may have a CRE superbug Infection hospital lawsuit case
ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) endoscopes need to be properly cleaned and sterilized before being used again on another patient. Hospital staff may have failed to clean and sterilize a duodenoscope endoscope adequately and according to the Olympus or other duodenoscope manufacturer’s instructions. Other duodenoscope endoscope manufacturers include Fujifilm and Pentax. If a part of a duodenososcope endoscope contains the superbug CRE, which is highly resistant to even the best antibiotics, the life or well being of a patient may be in the hands of the hospital staff who clean and sterilize that duodenoscope before it is used again.
Hospitals should also be alerting patients to the dangers of an ERCP procedure and of contracting a CRE superbug infection, so that patients or their loved ones may request sterile testing of the duodenoscope medical device.
Why you may have a CRE superbug Infection ERCP endoscope manufacturer lawsuit case
The Olympus duodenoscope manufacturer or other manufacturers of duodenoscope endoscopes like Fujifilm and Pentax may not have provided adequate cleaning and sterilizing instructions for the duodenoscope medical device. Olympus recently said in a statement that they would be issuing new instructions for cleaning and sterilizing the duodenoscope medical device. This emphasizing of necessary meticulous manual sterilizing of the device was made after the CRE outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The design of the endoscope device makes it a difficult medical device to clean properly. Complete disinfection of the endoscope medical device may be difficult to achieve. It has a complex design and tiny parts. Even when the current disinfecting instructions are properly followed, germs, like the CRE superbug, may still linger in the device.
CRE Superbug Infection Death and Stress
Two patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA medical centre died due to possible CRE infection. Many other patients who underwent an ERCP procedure may have the deadly CRE infection too. Patients have been put through the stress of waiting for test results. There have been several exposures to the deadly CRE superbug from the same type of medical device in the past few years, across the United States.
CRE Superbug Infection Lawsuit Lawyer – Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer now
Whether you suspect you have a CRE superbug Infection hospital lawsuit case, or a CRE superbug Infection ERCP endoscope manufacturer lawsuit case,
call me now at 888-446-1999.
I am an experienced personal injury lawyer, Martindale-Hubbel AV peer review rated, based in Florida, licensed to practice in Florida, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington, and accepting cases nationwide.