An autopsy report has revealed that the same type of mold infection that led to others’ deaths was found in a recent UPMC transplant patient who died.
Daniel Krieg, 56, died July 9 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland.
The autopsy report stated Krieg developed bacterial and fungal pneumonia, TribLIVE reported.
According to TribLIVE, the autopsy stated the hist lungs contained rhizopus, a form of mold. Krieg is the fifth known UPMC patient with a fungal infection to die since 2014. There is an ongoing federal investigation into mold cases at UPMC, .
“UPMC’s autopsy report could not be (clearer), listing the primary cause of Dan’s multi-organ failure as the same fungal infection that ravaged Che DuVall and possibly others,” Krieg’s attorney Brendan Lupetin told TribLIVE, adding he is considering a lawsuit in connection with Krieg’s death.
TribLIVE reports that UPMC officials declined to comment Wednesday.