Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Kelly was quoted in an article regarding a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Olympus America, a medical device manufacturer. The lawsuit was originally filed by the victim's spouse against Olympus and the hospital where the victim was a patient. However, the hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, now has joined the lawsuit against Olympus alleging that the manufacturer is at fault for failing to provide adequate instructions on how to clean the medical device. The lawsuit claims the ineffective directions led to dirty equipment which resulted in patient infections and death. John spoke to the unique aspect of the case related to the hospital's cross claims strategy.
The article, "Virginia Mason Joins Widow in Suing Device maker over Contaminated Scopes," was published by Modern Healthcare on May 18 and is available online.