Intravenous (IV) Bags Infected With the Bacteria Serratia Marcescens Kills Nine and Injures Others

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed that nine patients have died after receiving IV nutrition or Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) contaminated with the bacteria Serratia marcescens. Ten other patients were also sickened after receiving TPN.

The affected hospitals were Baptist Princeton, Medical West, Baptist Shelby, Cooper Green, Select Specialty, and Baptist Prattville.

TPN is nutrition that is directly administered into the blood stream of patients. Any bacteria that are in the IV bags would also be directly delivered into the blood stream and could cause an overwhelming infection, sepsis, kidney damage, heart failure, multi-system organ failure or even death. The maker of the TPN infected bags has recalled all of the products.

The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at The Beasley Firm have an unparalleled record of success investigating and litigating overwhelming infection and sepsis cases with documented results. Our specialized infection teams are made up of doctors, and nurses that have collectively worked over 60 years in a hospital setting. Our extensive medical and legal knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history, $100 million and $55 million. We have over $2 billion awarded on behalf of injured patients just like you or a loved one.

If you or a loved one was injured due to an overwhelming infection or sepsis at a hospital or medical facility, please contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at (215) 866-2424.


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