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Pharmacist at Select Specialty Hospital in Boardman Accused of Mixing Lower Doses of Prescribed Drugs

Our firm is currently investigating cases of medical malpractice where a pharmacist employed by the pharmacy at a long term hospital located in Boardman is accused of mixing lower doses of antibiotics than what were prescribed for high-risk hospital patients....
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Rockey Allen tests positive for HIV, authorities announce 1,000 people have yet to be tested

Rocky Allen, the Denver-area "serial infector" who made national headlines in February after his indictment, has now tested positive for HIV. In addition to hepatitis B and hepatitis C, some 3000 patients who were potentially exposed to Allen's tainted needles...
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Over 200 Patients at Shore Medical Center in NJ may have been exposed to Hep B, Hep C and HIV

It was recently discovered that more than two hundred patients from Shore Medical Center in New Jersey may have been exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. Investigators say 53-year-old Frederick McLeish of Egg Harbor Township is a pharmacist...
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Safety Needles: A simple solution to drug diversion in hospitals

As we have seen over the last few years, drug diversion, or theft of drugs, by healthcare personnel poses a continuous threat to patient safety in any healthcare setting in which controlled substances are handled.In a 2014 study, the World...
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Surgical tech may have exposed patients to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV in Washington

According to the Washington Department of Health, a surgical technician who is accused of tampering with narcotics in a way that could have exposed nearly 1500 patients to Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and HIV worked at three Western Washington (state)...
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CDC confirms Utah nurse as serial hepatitis C infector

The CDC has now confirmed that the hepatitis C outbreak at McKay-Dee Hospital and Davis Medical Center & Hospital in Utah was caused by Elet Neilson, a healthcare professional who worked for Davis from June 2011 to April 2014 and...
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Another “serial infector,” Elet Neilson, follows steps of David Kwiatkowski

As the saying goes, "history repeats itself." In June, we wrote an article about an interview that was done with the imprisoned "serial infector," David Kwiatkowski. If you'll recall, Kwiatkowski is serving a 39-year sentence for infecting nearly fifty people...
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More than 2,000 patients exposed to Hepatitis C at Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Utah

Our firm is now reviewing cases for those who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C while being treated at Davis Hospital and Medical Center.The current investigation into how a patient at McKay-Dee Hospital became infected with the Hepatitis C...
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Nearly 5000 Utah hospital patients at McKay-Dee may have been exposed to Hepatitis C

In a recent interview, ABC news reported that one of the five thousand, a high school senior in Utah, and his mother are extremely fearful pending the results of his Hepatitis C test. The test was administered after the young...
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Kwiatkowski speaks up about hepatitis C exposure scandal

This past week, "serial infector" David Kwiatkowski granted an interview with Newsweek magazine, the details of which are extremely frightening. Though he had been in contact with the journalist just months after his sentencing, he and jail officials at Hazelton...
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Settlement reached in Mercer County medical malpractice case

The medical malpractice lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have reached a settlement for a case that left an 87 year old Mercer County woman with no kidneys. This 87 year old woman went to UPMC Horizon in Farrell, Pennsylvania...
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Proposition 46 could increase medical malpractice limits

Medical malpractice lawsuits could be changing in California because of Proposition 46. Proposition 46 intends to allow patients to receive more money when they are victims of medical malpractice. This proposition would enhance patient safety in California as more than...
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