A lawsuit was recently filed against the medical scope that was linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs at the UCLA Medical Center. Although the most recent issues with the scopes were reported earlier this month, it seems that previous reports of problems with the devices had been reported almost six years ago. The exact type of device incriminated in this outbreak was also connected to an unreported antibiotic-resistant bacteria outbreak which occurred six years ago. Of the 70 patients who were infected with the dangerous bacteria strain, 15 lost their lives battling the infection.
The devices in question are produced by Olympus, the UCLA Medical center states.