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Babies Transferred From PG Hospital NICU After Dangerous Bacteria Found

We’ve all seen and heard the news of the recent tragic events resulting in the August 9, 2016 closure of the neonatal intensive care (NICU) unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center. Potentially deadly pseudomonas bacteria was discovered in nasal swabs of two babies. It was also found in water pipes near the NICU unit. The discovery of this deadly bacteria follows on the heels of the recent deaths of two other babies at Prince George’s Hospital Center, and an investigation is now ongoing to determine whether these deaths were related to the deadly pseudomonas bacteria. The pseudomonas bacteria is not always deadly, but it is particularly dangerous in a hospital environment where the patients may have a weakened immune system. The closure of the NICU unit at PG Hospital and the transfer of babies to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. were undertaken following consultation with health officials of the State of Maryland.

The serious injury and death of babies is always a horrible tragedy, and unfortunately it sometimes takes place as a result of the medical negligence of hospitals, doctors, nurses and other health care personnel. While nothing can heal the serious injury of a child or make up for the loss of an infant, Ashcraft & Gerel has many years of experience in handling lawsuits seeking to bring the parents and family members of these babies a measure of justice through lawsuits surrounding these tragedies. We have handled cases against hospitals involving infections resulting in the death of babies as well as many cases involving brain damage and other injuries to babies resulting from negligent medical care during and following birth. We have a well earned track record of successfully handling medical malpractice claims resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across the country. Please contact us today if you think you have a case and would like to discuss the details with one of our medical malpractice attorneys.