- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An attorney says the family of a woman who died during a mold outbreak at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has settled their lawsuit with the hospital network.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1U4X4uu ) says James Datillo confirmed the settlement, but not its terms on Friday. UPMC officials didn’t immediately respond to inquiries from the newspaper and The Associated Press.

The lawsuit alleged 47-year-old Tracy Fischer, of Erie, died in October 2014 after contracting a fungal infection at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said a specially ventilated room in the hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive care unit might have been the source of the mold.

UPMC suspended its transplant program for six days in September after finding mold at Presbyterian and another of its hospitals.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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