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Suit settled in death of man infected by amoeba

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The parents of a St. Bernard Parish man whose death in 2011 was linked to a rare brain-eating amoeba have settled their lawsuit against the manufacturers of two household devices that they blamed for their son's deadly infection.

Settlement terms weren't disclosed in a federal judge's order that dismissed the wrongful death suit on Oct. 15.

Last year, Jeffrey Cusimano's parents sued NeilMed Pharmacauticals Inc., maker of a "neti pot" that the 28-year-old used to clean his sinuses with water. They also sued Rheem Manufacturing Co., which made a water heater in his home.

Their suit claims defects in both devices allowed Cusimano to become infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic organism that recently was found in St. Bernard Parish's water system.

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