STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Action Involving Olympus Scope Allegedly Contaminated with ‘Superbug’ Transferred to North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania federal judge has transferred to North Carolina an action in which the plaintiff alleges that her husband’s death was caused by a “superbug” bacteria he contracted during a routine endoscopic procedure in which a contaminated Olympus duodenoscope was used.

In a May 24 order, Judge John R. Padova of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found a majority of the factors favor transfer to North Carolina, including the location of the events, the convenience of the witnesses, and the state’s interest in the action.

Carla Warner’s husband Willie died on Nov. 24, ...

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