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 in a lawsuit filed on Monday, is the first of 3,778 former patients at HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle […]
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 at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in August. In December, she was one of the 3,778 patients who received […]
WPIX 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 said their had been issues with sterilization. The warning applied to patients who had procedures at […]
“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.