Duodenoscope Infections

The United States Senate Report from January 13, 2016 (link) entitled “Preventable Tragedies: Superbugs and How Ineffective Monitoring of Medical Device Safety Fails Patients” reports institutions where antibiotic-resistant infections linked to duodenoscopes occurred.

If you or a loved one contracted an infection after having a surgery at these or other hospitals, contact the attorneys at Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz today.

 

Hospital

Estimated #
of Patients Infected

Approximate time infections

Duodenoscope Manufacturer

Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

30

January 2012

Olympus

Clinique De Bercy, Charenton-le-Pont, France

3

October 2012

Olympus

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

13

November 2012

Olympus

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center,
New York City, NY

15

December 2012

Olympus

UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worchester, MA

20

December 2012

Olympus

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

1

2013

Olympus

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Philadelphia, PA

8

January 2013

Olympus

Charite-Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

5

February 2013

Olympus

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

32

March 2013

Pentax

Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

5

May 2013

Olympus

Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center,
Seattle, WA

32

Spring/Summer 2013

Olympus

Clinique De Bercy, Charenton-Le-Pont, France

2

November 2013

Olympus

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

12

January 2014

Olympus

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

7

Before Spring 2014

Pentax

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL

3

May 2014

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Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus, Spandau,
Berlin, Germany

4

May 2014

Olympus

Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL

9

August 2014

Olympus

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Torrance, CA

4

August 2014

Olympus

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

7

October 2014

 Olympus

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

18

2015

Olympus

MGH Gastroenterology Associates, Boston, MA

5

January 2015

Pentax

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

3

January 2015

Pentax

Universitair Medisch Centrum, Utrecht, Netherlands

8

January 2015

Olympus

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

1

February 2015

Olympus

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

3

April 2015

Fujifilm