A husband and wife filed a lawsuit against the HealthPlus Surgery Center with the suspicion that nearly 3,800 patients were infected with blood-borne infections. One patient has so far tested positive for hepatitis C.
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A former patient and her husband have filed a lawsuit against an operating center in New Jersey that practices poor sterilization may have caused nearly 3,800 patients to experience blood-borne infections including HIV, hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
A lawsuit filed against the HealthPlus Surgery Center
The patient, Lauren Marrero, and her husband, Julio, filed a class action lawsuit at the state High Court in Hackensack on Friday over allegations that the HealthPlus Surgical Center in Saddle Brook was guilty of "arbitrary acts – on an ongoing basis" for disclosing the case. patient to dangerous pathogens.
"Defendants know or should know that sterilization procedures at their facilities are insufficient and pose a risk of great loss to the Plaintiff and others that are between January 1, 2018 and September 7, 2018," the lawsuit said.
The Plaintiff Seeks Compensation Damage
Lauren has a spinal epidural, a pain management procedure, under central anesthesia in April.
Plaintiffs claim central negligence causes physical pain, difficulty, emotional sadness, fear, and anxiety, among others. They are looking for compensation, interest, and attorney's fees.
Patients Tested Positive For Hepatitis C
The claim submitted as an operation center revealed that one of 3,778 patients who might be exposed to a dangerous infection tested positive for hepatitis C.
At a press conference, representatives of the HealthPlus Surgery Center said that only 186 patients who might be exposed to dangerous infections had been tested so far. Among those who were tested, one tested positive for hepatitis C.
However, it is not clear whether hepatitis C patients are a pre-existing condition, or whether the disease is infected after exposure on HealthPlus.
Mark Manigan, a lawyer representing the operations center, said that the New Jersey Health Department would handle investigations to determine what caused patients to get infections.
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