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UCLA outbreak: Family of 48-year-old who died sues scope maker
UCLA outbreak: Family of 48-year-old who died sues scope maker

Following a superbug outbreak at UCLA, the family of a 48-year-old patient who died there has sued a medical device maker for wrongful death. The family of Antonia Torres Cerda sued Olympus Corp. of the Americas on Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Cerda, who lived in Corcoran in California's Central Valley, was exposed to a contaminated Olympus duodenoscope at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in October and as a result she "suffered significant injury and died," according to the suit. In addition to wrongful death, the family's complaint accuses the company of negligence and fraud in selling and promoting a "defective" scope. The...

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