A Washington state jury slapped medical device maker Olympus Corp. with a near-$6.6 million in damages for not adequately instructing a Seattle hospital on how to properly clean and disinfect its specialized endoscope. However, the jury did not find that Olympus’ duodenoscope caused a patient’s fatal infection in 2013, Law360 reported. Jurors found that patient Richard Bigler’s infection which led to his 2013 death was caused by Virginia Mason Medical Center’s negligence in its use of the Olympus TJF-Q180v duodenoscope. The hospital was ordered to pay $1 million in damages to Bigler’s family. Jurors also determined that the device was ... Read More
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