An 18-year-old student now hospitalized amid UCLA’s “superbug” outbreak will sue the maker of the hard-to-clean medical instruments linked to six other infections and two deaths, the teen’s lawyer said Friday. 

Contaminated endoscopes, manufactured by Olympus Corp. of the Americas, were used in nearly 200 procedures at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center between October and January. Hospital officials are notifying 179 patients they may have been exposed as well.

“We are planning litigation against the manufacturer, Olympus,” attorney Kevin Boyle told NBC News. “We’re still investigating any potential fault by UCLA.

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