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Bigler vs. Olympus Corp: Endoscope superbug outbreak case goes to trial

Our brave client Theresa Bigler testified this week in her case against Olympus Corp., the maker of a medical scope linked to several superbug outbreaks around the U.S. and Europe, including the one that took the life of her husband, Rick Bigler, in 2013. Theresa, her daughters and sister – supported by their family members – represented Rick’s legacy in seeking to understand the circumstances that led to his death.

Learn more in the Kaiser Health News story published in The Los Angeles Times, “Widow presses case that Olympus hushed scope problems as infections spread,” The Seattle Times, “Trial begins as Seattle-area widow and Virginia Mason sue over deadly superbug outbreak,”  KIRO-7’s report, “Endoscope death trial,” and Drugwatch’s feature story, “Widow Targets Olympus After Duodenoscope-Linked Superbug Death.”

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The blue-lit showcase for Olympus products on the exhibit floor at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Washington, D.C.
The showcase for Olympus products on the exhibit floor at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Washington, D.C. (Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times)

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