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Mary Washington Hospital Settles Five Malpractice Cases

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According to an article in the TimesDispatch Mary Washington (Fredericksburg) Hospital has settled five of nine medical malpractice lawsuits filed against it after patients were injured or died after receiving allegedly contaminated heart surgery medication.

This doesn’t end this very sad story as two defendants, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc. and B. Braun Medical, the pharmaceutical service’s parent company, remain in the case.

Nine patients or their families each sued the defendants for $5 million in connection with cardiac (heart) surgeries performed in 2004 or 2005. Four lawsuits are still pending.

The lawsuits allege that Central Admixture mixed, manufactured, tested, inspected and sold cardioplegia solution in an “unreasonably dangerous” and negligent manner. Cardioplegia is a drug solution that paralyzes the heart during cardiac surgery.

The families were represented by Stephanie Grana of the Richmond, Virginia, law firm of Cantor Arkema.