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Family Alleges Man Died of Mold Infection from the Hospital

Daniel Krieg, 56, died on July 9, 2016. His nephew has filed a lawsuit against UPMC Montefiore alleging “professional negligence” by the hospital. Mr. Krieg died from multi-organ failure due to sepsis approximately one year after undergoing a kidney transplant at UPMC Montefiore.

In July 2015, Mr. Kreig underwent a kidney transplant at UPMC Montefiore. He was readmitted in late March after contracting pneumonia. According to the lawsuit, while recovering at the hospital in April, he acquired another infection that was caused by mucormycosis mold.

The lawsuit seeks damages, which include the loss of Mr. Krieg’s “earning capacity, medical expenses, and the physical and mental pain, suffering, inconvenience, embarrassment and loss of the pleasures of life.” This is the fourth lawsuit regarding fatal mold infections suffered by UPMC Montefiore transplant patients in the past few years. A UPMC Montefiore spokeswoman stated, “Our sympathies are with Mr. Krieg’s family, and the doctors and nurses who cared for him. We continue to work with our local, state and federal partners to better understand and learn from the course of his illness.”

When someone is injured or dies due to negligence, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.

Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.

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