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Olympus ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages related to superbug outbreak

July 25, 2017

Endoscope manufacturer Olympus Corp. was ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages to Virginia Mason Medical Center after a jury decided the company failed to provide adequate warnings or instructions after a since-recalled duodenoscope model was manufactured, according to court documents obtained by Kaiser Health News.

The jury also found the Seattle hospital’s negligence played a role in the death of Richard Bigler, a patient who acquired an infection linked to a contaminated scope, and ordered it to pay $1 million to his family, who filed the suit against Olympus.

In the Journals

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk for gallbladder removal surgery

July 25, 2017
New data has revealed a link between high adherence to a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, and a lower risk for cholecystectomy…
FDA News

Fujifilm recalls ED-530XT endoscopes for design flaws

July 21, 2017
The FDA announced that Fujifilm has issued a voluntary recall of its ED-530XT duodenoscopes used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, procedures…
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Liver transplant after circulatory death a viable option in PSC

July 10, 2017
Transplantation with donation after circulatory death in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis did not impact graft loss or patient survival compared with…
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HCV Emerging Therapies—Updates on Key Clinical Data

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Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Chapter 10: Colonic Stenting

From Core Concepts in Colonoscopy
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International Liver Congress

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Expert: Alcoholism needs to be treated to prevent further disease

April 20, 2016
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