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Hospital Lab Technician Causes Hepatitis C Outbreak; Felony Charges Pending

Hospital Lab Technician Causes Hepatitis C Outbreak; Felony Charges Pending

Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire employed a lab technician who now faces felony charges for his actions on the job which have spread Hepatitis C across multiple states. The lab technician was positive for Hepatitis C and used hospital syringes for pain medication. He then refilled the syringes and placed them back into distribution for continued use by others. The technician's actions, termed as "drug diversion," were not limited to one hospital; over the past five years he had worked at multiple hospitals in seven states and carried with him a history of hospital infractions involving drugs. Despite this troubling history, the hospital employment standards did not keep him from obtaining a job and endangering patients.

Although monitoring agencies and sterilization procedures work together to eradicate the possibility of hospital-acquired infections, almost 2 million people per year contract infections from hospitals. For clients who have suffered from injuries and infections caused by medical negligence, the attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord will work diligently to pursue the financial damages owed. These claims are especially important to pursue in order to protect future patients. If you have a claim, please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a no-obligation meeting with an attorney.

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