Healthcare facilities could face liability from recall of duodenoscope
Healthcare providers could face liability related to the recall of an Olympus duodenoscope. Failure to properly clean the device or report adverse events could create liability exposure.
- Hospitals are unlikely to be involved in strict liability claims.
- The manufacturer updated its cleaning guidelines after safety concerns.
- Failure to report scope-related infections also creates liability.
Healthcare facilities and providers face potential liability related to the use of a scope that has been recalled and is the subject of lawsuits against the manufacturer.
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