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December 4, 2019

Flurry of lawsuits against Seattle Children's detail human toll from mold infections

Source: Seattle Times, December 3, 2019 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ The six patients came from as far as Alaska. They ranged in age from a 17-year-old girl to a 2-month-old boy. Binding them together: harm they endured after a stay at Seattle Children’s hospital, according to three lawsuits filed Monday. The complaints against Children’s begin to […]

December 3, 2019

Seattle Children's facing lawsuits over mold infections

Source: https://www.kuow.org/, December 2, 2019 By: Kate Walters Seattle Children’s hospital is facing lawsuits over mold-related deaths and infections. One claim filed Monday on behalf of four children is seeking class action status. The suit claims all four children were infected with Aspergillus mold while they were patients at the hospital. Three have since died. […]

November 19, 2019

Residents claiming vibrations from former Lakewood Hospital site damaged homes

Source: https://www.cleveland.com/, November 16, 2019 By: Emily Bamforth Residents are claiming that vibrations from construction at the former Lakewood Hospital site are causing damage to their homes, according to city documents. The city promises to address any damage. Lakewood officials held a meeting with residents of Belle and Marlowe Avenues adjacent to the hospital site […]

November 12, 2019

Seattle Children’s hospital again closes some operating rooms because of mold

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/, November 11, 2019 By: Ryan Blethen Seattle Children’s has closed three of its operating rooms because of the same fungus that forced the shutdown of all the hospital’s operating rooms earlier this year. The hospital is also looking into two new infections caused by the Aspergillus mold. Read more.

July 8, 2019

Mold infections leave one dead and force closure of operating rooms at children’s hospital

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com, July 3, 2019 By: Hannah Knowles One patient dead. Five others infected. A thousand surgeries postponed and 3,000 people told to watch for infection symptoms. That’s the toll so far from mold problems at Seattle Children’s Hospital that forced the shutdown in May of all main operating rooms on its main campus in […]

May 23, 2019

Mold discovery at Seattle Children’s Hospital closes operating rooms, officials say

Source: https://www.foxnews.com, May 22 2019 By: Stephen Sorace Seattle Children’s Hospital closed several operating rooms and is contacting the families of about 3,000 children who’ve had recent procedures after a common type of mold was detected in the facility over the weekend, officials said. Aspergillus mold was found in four of the 14 operating rooms following a routine check, […]

November 29, 2018

4 sickened with Legionnaires' disease at UW's University Hospital

Source: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com, November 29, 2018 By: Anuja Vaidya UW Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., identified four patients who have developed Legionnaires’ disease. These are the first cases of the disease acquired at the hospital in 23 years. The hospital urine-tested the patients, three of whom were previously hospitalized and one of whom is an […]

June 18, 2018

Legionella found during water tests at VA hospital in Loma Linda

Source: Orange County Register (CA), June 14, 2018 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com Legionella bacteria was discovered Wednesday, June 13 at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, a facility at the center of a federal whistleblower complaint from a group of worried physicians and nurses. Hospital officials learned of the Legionella through […]

June 14, 2018

Legionnaires' disease case suspected at UW Medical Center

Source: http://komonews.com, May 23, 2018 A case of suspected Legionnaires’ disease has been found at the University of Washington Medical Center — the third time in as many years that the disease has been suspected at the facility. UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance report a suspected case of Legionella pneumonia involving a patient […]

August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

June 15, 2015

Zurbrugg Site Contractors Indicted for Unsafe Asbestos Removal

Source: http://patch.com, June 21, 2012 Officials said their actions allegedly caused the release of asbestos dust and debris. Two men and the demolition company they operated have been indicted by a state grand jury on charges that they unlawfully removed asbestos from the former Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital in Riverside, without a license and using workers […]

February 23, 2015

Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at MVH draws lawsuits

Source: http://m.daytondailynews.com. February 13, 2015 By: Ben Sutherly Four lawsuits have now been filed against Miami Valley Hospital and other defendants over a February 2011 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the hospital. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court claims O’Dell Norman of Huber Heights became seriously ill after he allegedly contracted […]

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