The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports UPMC Shadyside hospital is being sued by the family of Katherine Landman, a New Castle woman who died after contracting a mold infection while receiving care at the facility. The lawsuit also involves “Paris Cleaners, the company that washes UPMC’s linens,” which is also being sued “for wrongful death and negligence.” The Landman family suit “is the seventh such case involving patients who died after contracting mold infections at UPMC hospitals between October, 2014, and October, 2016.” UPMC’s internal investigation “found mold – similar to what the patients contracted – at the Paris Cleaners facility during visits there on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, 2016.” But the hospital “has continued to deny that the seven cases are all linked,” citing a CDC investigation “conducted before UPMC’s own internal investigation of Paris Cleaners” which “found no conclusive source for the mold, but targeted problems with a negative pressure room at Presbyterian that three of the patients stayed in.”
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