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Mom Says Hospital Gave Son MRSA, Family Got Infection
October 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM

 

Mom says hospital gave son MRSA; infection spread to entire family

Published October 03, 2012 

FoxNews.com

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    Gabriel Adams, courtesy of FOX 40

SACRAMENTO - Sutter Memorial Hospital is potentially facing another lawsuit related to methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA), FOX 40 reported.

The 90-day notice alleges infant Gabriel Adams contracted the skin-borne bacteria when he had surgery at 1-month-old - and the infection spread to the rest of the family.

"Two days after his surgery, it started getting infected and he had a 104 temp," said Beth DeRuelle, Gabriel's mother.

The infection quickly spread to Gabriel's sister, and then to the baby's mother and father.

"For the last six or seven months, it's been a battle," DeRuelle told FOX 40 "We've all had it, maybe four or five times each, getting rid of it, and then it keeps coming back. "

DeRuelle said Sutter told her Gabriel's infection and the rest of the family's, are directly related to the surgery.

Family attorney Moseley Collins said the 90-day notice is about stopping an epidemic.

"It's about stopping the hospitals from giving our children this deadly bacteria. It's about warning other hospitals you've gotta be more careful," Collins said.

"Sutter Memorial Hospital and its staff follow all precautionary measures and recommended protocols during outpatient surgeries to ensure the safety of our patients," Sutter said in a response to the filing.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/03/mom-says-hospital-gave-son-mrsa-infection-spread-to-whole-family/#ixzz28KdbjNqJ

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  • LyTe684
    by LyTe684
    October 4, 2012 at 8:41 AM
    Stupid. Duh, a hospital breeds MRSA. It's a damn hospital. The germiest place on the planet, besides kids hands. Healthy people don't go to the hospital SICK people do. Sick CONTAGIOUS people.

    While it sucks, it's not like they poured a bucket of MRSA on her kid.
  • Punkie74
    October 4, 2012 at 9:48 AM
    Yup... People are sue happy. The children should sue the parents for not taking proper precautions to prevent them from getting it several times!

    Quoting LyTe684:

    Stupid. Duh, a hospital breeds MRSA. It's a damn hospital. The germiest place on the planet, besides kids hands. Healthy people don't go to the hospital SICK people do. Sick CONTAGIOUS people.



    While it sucks, it's not like they poured a bucket of MRSA on her kid.
  • AmyG1976
    October 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM

     mrsa can happen after any surgery and well hospitals are full of sick ppl it is a risk... sure the family played a roll in the infection as well as in the spread...

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