If you or a loved one had surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and suffered Pseudomonas aeruginosa or klebsiella oxytoca bacterial infection, contact us for your free case review. Call 800-939-7878 today or visit www.legalactionnow.com
Chicago IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
The Oliver Law Group P.C. announces that it has launched a new Other-Sonic Ultrasound Gel lawsuit web page to provide the public with information about the litigation surrounding the 2011 Pseudomonas aeruginosa / bacterial infection outbreak at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, which was ultimately traced to the recalled ultrasound transmission gel. The Firm is representing William Beaumont patients who allegedly became ill following exposure to contaminated Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel and suffered Pseudomonas aeruginosa / bacterial infection.
In March 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I recall for Other-Sonic ultrasound gel, alerting Health care professionals and facilities to STOP using Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel manufactured in June 2011 through December 2011 because some batches of the gel had been contaminated with pseudomonas, aeruginosa, and klebsiella oxytoca bacteria. A Class I recall is the FDA’s most serious type of recall, and indicates that a medical product poses a risk of serious injury or death. The Other-Sonic ultrasound gel recall was issued after a 2011 outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and klebsiella oxytoca infections sickened 16 patients at William Beaumont Hospital. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all of the affected patients had undergone a transesophageal ultrasound probe at the facility, and the illnesses were ultimately linked to contaminated bottles of Other-Sonic used during the procedures.
(fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm306149.htm, FDA, March 2012)
(cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6115a3.htm, CDC, April 2012)
Possible adverse reactions or complications that may have resulted due to a bacterial infection of pseudomonas, aeruginosa, or klebsiella oxytoca bacteria infection include:
- respiratory tract bacterial colonization in presentation
- wound infection
- bloodstream infections
- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections
Healthcare-associated Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections sicken some 50,000 people every year, according to the CDC. The bacteria, which can be spread on the hands of healthcare workers or on contaminated equipment, can cause blood infections, pneumonia and death in hospitalized patients, or those with a weakened immune system. About 13% of the illnesses that occur every year are multidrug-resistant, with roughly 400 cases resulting in death.
(cdc.gov/hai/organisms/pseudomonas.html, May 2014)
Klebsiella Oxytoca Infections
Klebsiella bacteria are amongst the most common causes of a variety of community-acquired and hospital-acquired infections. Three species in the genus Klebsiella are associated with illness in humans: Klebsiella pneumonia, Klebsiella oxytoca, and Klebsiella granulomatis. These bacteria can cause a whole host of infections from pneumonia, bladder infections, full blood infection or sepsis. Klebsiella oxytoca is an opportunistic pathogen that causes primarily hospital-acquired infections, most often involving immunocompromised patients or those requiring intensive care. Reported outbreaks have most frequently involved environmental sources
Since the Other-Sonic ultrasound gel recall was announced in 2012, court records indicate that a number of those allegedly affected by the William Beaumont Hospital outbreak have brought legal claims against the facility. In June 2014, for example, The Oliver Law Group P.C. Firm filed a complaint in Michigan’s Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of two patients who allege the hospital failed to exercise reasonable care in selecting an ultrasound transmission gel to be used during the plaintiffs’ treatment. (Civil Action No. 2014-141345-NO)
The Oliver Law Group is offering free legal evaluations to alleged victims of the William Beaumont Hospital – Other-Sonic ultrasound gel pseudomonas / bacterial infection outbreak. If you or a loved one had surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan in this time period and suffered a bacterial infection after surgery, either Pseudomonas aeruginosa or klebsiella oxytoca, please visit http://www.legalactionnow.com, or call toll-FREE 1-(800) 939-7878 to learn more about your legal options.
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If you would like to learn more about your legal rights, turn to the law firm with the Experience, Dedication, and Trust you deserve. Contact the Oliver Law Group P.C. if you or a loved one had surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan in this time period and suffered Pseudomonas aeruginosa or klebsiella oxytoca, bacterial infection after surgery, for your free case review by calling toll free 800-939-7878 today or visit http://www.legalactionnow.com