RT ECP: Healthcare

February 22, 2024

Cedar-Sinai Sues Insurer for Alleged Pollution Cleanup Coverage Denial

Source: https://www.westsidecurrent.com/, February 16, 2024 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is suing an insurance company for allegedly breaching a contract to provide pollution cleanup cost coverage at its facilities that were associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Cedars-Sinai’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit seeks unspecified damages with interest from AIG Specialty Insurance Co. as well as attorneys’ fees […]

September 20, 2022

Parts of Ben Taub Hospital shut down after Legionella bacteria found in water, officials say

Source: https://abc13.com/, September 15, 2022 By: Brhe Berry and Chaz Miller Ben Taub shut down an area of the hospital after bacteria was found in the water system, according to the Harris Health System. Authorities said they immediately shut down the areas where Legionella bacteria was found. Now, officials are waiting for the test results […]

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 […]


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