Every day, people use alcohol prep pads to protect themselves and their loved ones from invasive bacteria and infection. Last year, however, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of several Triad products that involved alcohol preparation, due to contamination with Bacillus Cereus bacteria.


This bacteria is harmful to humans and can lead to food borne illness or even death. The government discovered that this bacteria contaminated the recalled Triad wipes, prep pads and swabs, which were commonly used in hospitals and for daily first-aid.

Now, wrongful death lawsuits have been filed as the bacteria has infected users. In one such case, an Illinois widow, Sharon Rockett, filed an alcohol prep pad wrongful death lawsuit against H&P Industries, claiming that the bacteria-infected prep pads killed her husband, Garry W. Rockett. According to the lawsuit, Rockett was supplied with Triad Alcohol prep pads in PleurX Drainage Kits by Carefusion and Edgepark Medical supplies. This claim is the latest of several wrongful death and product liability lawsuits filed against H&P over allegedly contaminated alcohol prep pads.

While the FDA has ordered the recall of these wipes, millions of the contaminated wipes could still be in home medicine cabinets. The FDA has urged immediate disposal of these potentially contaminated pads.

Every year, consumers are victimized by dangerously defective products, sustaining catastrophic and even fatal injuries as a result. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries or wrongful death as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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