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Deadly Mold in Seattle Children's Hospital

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Seattle Children's Hospital after six children died and many others were sickened from Aspergillus mold. The lawsuit claims the hospital knew about "systemic problems" with its air-handling system and the related risks as far back as 2000, but "engaged in a cover-up" that left vulnerable patients exposed to potentially dangerous Aspergillus mold. Since 2001, Seattle Children's has identified 14 patients who contracted Aspergillus infections during or after hospital stays; six of those patients died as a result.2 Attorneys suggest, however, that many more children were likely affected and the numbers could be as high as "dozens if not hundreds."  Read more....



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