Hepatitis C Prognosis
Most people with Hepatitis C infection have the chronic form of Hepatitis C
Patients with genotypes 2 or 3 are more likely to respond to Hepatitis C treatment than patients with genotype 1. Newer drugs may improve the response of those with genotype 1.
Many doctors use the term “sustained virologic response” rather than “cure” when the virus is removed from the blood, because it is not known whether this will last a person’s entire life. Even if treatment does not remove the virus, it can reduce the chance of severe liver disease.
Hepatitis C is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the United States today. People with this condition may have:
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Liver cancer (also called hepatocellular cancer) — may develop in a small number of people with liver cirrhosis
- Hepatitis C usually comes back after a liver transplant, which can lead to cirrhosis of the new liver
Hepatitis C Lawsuits
If you or a loved one contracted or was exposed to Hepatitis C and you believe it was caused by hospital negligence, please contact us now for a free case evaluation at 1-800-777-4081. Our experienced Hepatitis C exposure lawyers are well versed in the area of Hepatitis C.