Contaminated alcohol wipes are now targeted for blame in the mysterious case of toddler Myles Massey.
The child, who is almost four years old, suffers from severe cognitive and developmental impairment as a result of a bacterial infection that damaged his brain shortly after his birth in 2007. According to the family’s attorney, the bacterial infection “liquefied portions of his brain.” Myles’ brain injury has left him unable to use much of the left side of his body, and he must eat through a tube in his stomach. He cannot speak or walk.
The tainted alcohol wipes, manufactured by Triad Group, have been the subject of recent scrutiny after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the wipes following the death of a two-year-old boy in Houston, Texas. Myles Massey’s parents have sued Triad and its sister company, H & P Industries, claiming that the Triad wipes caused the child’s severe injuries, which include cerebral palsy. Myles’ bloodstream contained the bacteria Bacillus cereus, which is the same strain that FDA investigators found when it tested the Triad wipes. The tainted alcohol wipes have been associated with hundreds of illnesses and eight deaths since the beginning of 2011.
Myles has a twin brother who suffered no ill effects.
Approved by attorney William Lightfoot