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Tainted IV Packs Are Linked to Alabama Deaths

By The Law Office of Timothy A. Hughes  Apr. 1, 2011 9:58a

Alabama – The state health department has revealed that nine patients in Alabama hospitals have died after being hooked up to contaminated IV packs.

The state health department told the Birmingham News that the tainted intravenous nutritional supplements were contaminated with lethal bacteria called Serratia marcescens. When patients are too ill or too weak to eat, hospital staff will feed them intravenously, therefore the deadly bacteria was delivered directly to the patient’s bloodstreams. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a total of nineteen patients were infected between six Alabama hospitals.

All six hospitals had received the tainted IV packs from the same Birmingham pharmacy; however it is unclear if the deaths were directly caused by the bacteria itself.

Certainly, more research will have to be conducted in order to discover whether or not the deaths were directly caused by the tainted IV packs. If you have found yourself or someone you love in a similar situation, it would be in your best interests to speak with a Mobile personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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If you have lost someone you love to a preventable accident, then you should contact a Mobil wrongful death lawyer from the the Law Office of Timothy A. Hughes today. We have handled numerous wrongful death cases where an innocent person lost their life to an entirely preventable accident or due to someone else’s mistake. Although no amount of money can replace your loved one, monetary compensation will help with funeral expenses and medical bills. It can also help replace the lost income from the death of a loved one, and it can help support any dependents so that their lives don’t have to be crippled as a result of the loss of future income of the deceased.

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