The husband of a Diamond Bar woman who died after being infected with the CRE superbug at a UCLA hospital has filed a lawsuit against Olympus Corp., alleging that a contaminated endoscope passed the deadly bacteria during a routine ERCP procedure.
New Lawsuit Filed Against Olympus in UCLA Superbug Outbreak
May 11, 2015 – According to the lawsuit, 41-year-old Silvia Aroche “suffered significant injury and died” in January after undergoing several endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatoscopy (ERCP) procedures which involved the use of a contaminated endoscope at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
Doctors subjected Aroche to numerous tests and she ended up being in the hospital longer than anticipated. She took a turn for the worse after repeated procedures with the scope and eventually succumbed to her nosocomial infection, according to the lawsuit.
Aroche’s husband, Paul Campbell, is suing Olympus for fraud and negligence in selling a defective medical device “so as to maximize sales and profits at the expense of the health and safety of the public.” This is not the first lawsuit to be filed against Olympus.