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Mold in a hospital killed organ transplant patients.

The REAL story is that hospitals send people back home without checking those homes from mold can be as deadly. As of now, we haven't seen the suggestion to check homes for mold in any discharge papers....even though we have advocated for that addition. They do suggest avoiding foods that contain mold. 

Its time that checking for mold in the homes before people return from the hospital should become standard procedure.

Envirospect has found mold in such homes, so we know it does happen.


 THE STORY IN THE TRIBUNE REVIEW TODAY

UPMC and its linen supplier, Paris Cleaners Inc., have finalized a settlement agreement with six plaintiffs in a yearslong lawsuit in connection with a fatal mold crisis in 2014 and 2015 that prompted a federal investigation.

Documents filed with the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday indicate that the plaintiffs — who represent the estates of deceased UPMC patients Che DuVall, Daniel L. Krieg, John R. Haines, Katherine E. Landman, Lyle C. Dearth and Marita Madsen — reached a settlement with UPMC and Paris Cleaners. Documents containing details of the settlement were filed under seal and are not available to the public.



Posted by Dan Howard on February 14th, 2020 6:57 PM

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