As reported by Melody Petersen in the Los Angeles Times, according to a letter posted by local city officials, Huntington Hospital in Pasadena broke California law by not quickly reporting a suspected deadly superbug infection outbreak in 2015. [Read more…]
Lawsuit charges negligence by medical device manufacturers Olympus America, Olympus Medical Systems Corp., and Custom Ultrasonics led to Mr. Warner contracting a fatal infection from a routine endoscope procedure commonly undergone by tens of thousands of patients every year
November 20, 2015, San Francisco, CA — Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Carla Warner, the widow of Willie Warner, Jr., as administrator of his estate, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Olympus America, Olympus Medical Systems Corp., and Custom Ultrasonics. [Read more…]
–Husband Suffered “Excruciating Pain and Horrific Injuries” and Ultimately Died from Superbug Bacterial Infection Spread by Contaminated Medical Scope
Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2015 – Carla Warner of Statesville, North Carolina, yesterday provided emotionally powerful testimony to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel on the devastating impact of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) on her husband, Willie “Bill” Warner. The Panel was convened to examine the safety of certain medical scopes, called duodenoscopes, which have been linked to the outbreak of superbug infections at hospitals nationwide.
Across the nation, from Seattle to Pittsburgh to North Carolina and Florida, hospital officials have revealed that patients have tested positive for drug-resistant “superbug” bacteria after being examined with a special kind of endoscope, called a duodenoscope. At the same time, some of these same officials assert that they have no evidence the medical scopes at their facility actually transmitted the infections.