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Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Exposure Injury Lawsuits | Infection, Disease | Hospital-Borne Bacteria

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Exposure Injury Lawsuits

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa | Lawsuits, Lawyers, Attorney | Exposure: Injury, Infection, Disease | Hospital-Borne Bacteria

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a lethal strain of bacteria that is responsible for hospital infections in patients with immune system diseases and cystic fibrosis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is accountable for 18% of hospital acquired pneumonia and is incredibly resistant to antibiotics. Additionally, Cancer and burn patients also commonly suffer serious infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the second most common cause of nosocomial pneumonia and the most common cause of intensive care unit (ICU) pneumonia. Health care workers, medical equipment, sinks, disinfectant solutions, and food can spread pseudomonas infections within hospitals.

Other Body Parts That Can Be Affected

  • Heart
  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Urinary tract
  • Lungs
  • Skin


Pseudomonas aeruginosa symptoms include fever, tiredness, muscle pains, joint pains, swelling, redness, headaches, cough, weight loss, decreased appetite, tiredness, rapid breathing, rashes, bleeding, stomach pain, breast tenderness, earache, sore eyes, sore throat, and chills.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is commonly resistant to antibiotics; infections are usually treated with two antibiotics at once. Pseudomonas aeruginosa may be treated with blend of ceftazidime (Ceftaz, Fortraz, Tazicef), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), imipenem (Primaxin), gentamicin (Garamycin), tobramycin (Nebcin), ticarcillin-clavulanate (Timentin), or piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn). Most antibiotics are administered intravenously or orally for two to six weeks.

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If you or a loved one has suffered from a hospital-borne bacterial infection you may have valuable legal rights. Complete the case evaluation form at the right of this page for a free case evaluation by a qualified attorney. If you prefer contact Parker & Waichman, LLP, at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) 24 hours per day.


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7 children are infected by bacterium at L.A. hospital

Dec 16, 2006 | Los Angeles Times
White Memorial Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles has closed its neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to new admissions after seven children became infected with a virulent bacterium, including one baby who probably died as a result, hospital officials said Friday. The Boyle Heights hospital shut its busy neonatal unit Dec. 4 after identifying an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is believed to have infected five babies. Then Friday, White Memorial closed its high-level...

C. difficile outbreak linked to nine hospital deaths

Oct 29, 2006 | Montreal Gazette
Public health authorities have yet to contain an outbreak of C. difficile-related diarrhea in a St. Hyacinthe hospital that has been linked to the deaths of nine patients since July. At present, 22 patients most of them elderly are still sick with Clostridium difficile-associated disease at the Centre hospitalier Honore Mercier. The superbug is suspected to be lurking on five floors of the building, despite the fact housekeeping staff have twice washed down patient rooms with bleach. The...

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