Q: What is the injury associated with Duodenoscope procedures?

A: Duodenoscopes have been linked to deadly ‘superbug’ infections that resist even the strongest antibiotics and subsequently have been linked to numerous patient illnesses and deaths. The procedures occur often for very common ailments and conditions, but the resulting infections can be deadly.

Q: What types of infections have been associated with Duodenoscope procedures?

A: The most common and unfortunately most serious infections have involved Carbapenems Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Carbapenems is a group of antibiotics that are usually reserved to treat serious infections as a last resort, particularly for infections caused by germs that are difficult to treat and highly resistant to antibiotics.

Q: Why did my doctor use the Duodenoscope procedure if it can result in a potentially deadly infection?

A: Only recently was it confirmed that these devices may accumulate bacteria that is difficult to remove because of a design defect, resulting in the transfer of bacteria and infections from patient to patient.

Q: Has any legal action been taken against the manufacturers of Duodenoscope based on these findings?

A: Yes. There is a growing number of cases being filed across the U.S. involving Duodenoscope-related infections.

Q: What should I do if I want to pursue legal action?

A: If you or someone you know has suffered from an injury related to undergoing a Duodenoscope procedure including serious infections, or has died from an infectious disease after undergoing a Duodenoscope procedure, you may have a claim. To find out if you are eligible to file a claim in the Duodenoscope lawsuit, contact McDivitt Law Firm at 877-846-4878 or click here for a free and confidential case evaluation.