REUTERS: Marc Held, Partner at Held & Hines, LLP, Quoted in Article Concerning Lawsuit vs. Health Plus Surgery Center Woman first to claim infection after surgery at New Jersey facility NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former patient at a New Jersey surgical facility that state health officials said may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens has tested positive for hepatitis B, one of her lawyers said on Thursday. The unidentified 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, a plaintiff […]
FOX NEWS: Marc Held, Partner at Held & Hines, Quoted Re: Class-Action Lawsuit vs. Health Plus Surgical Center A New York woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after undergoing surgery at a facility in New Jersey that recently warned more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis as a result of “deficiencies in infection control” at the center. The 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, underwent shoulder surgery […]
WPIX: Marc Held, Partner at Held & Hines, Quoted Re: Class-Action Lawsuit vs. Health Plus Surgical Center A Brooklyn woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after having a procedure at a New Jersey surgery center that later warned thousands of patients they may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The 58-year-old woman was one of more than 3,000 patients who were urged to get their blood tested by HealthPlus Surgery Center, which […]
“Going into a hospital or surgery center for any type of procedure is scary enough. Leaving that very same place with an unwarranted long-term disease, that could cause liver failure, cancer or death, due to on-site negligence, is simply reprehensible,” Marc Held said.