A local health care facility, Olean General Hospital in Cattaraugus County, New York, announced in January 2013 that it exposed up to two thousand patients from 2009 to 2013 to various funguses, viruses and bacteria because of the reuse of insulin pens. Among the diseases mentioned by the FDA warning as possibly being transmitted are HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Our firm currently represents the estate of a patient who sadly died from infection after the reuse of an insulin pen.
The FDA has warned for several years against the reuse of insulin pens because infections can be transmitted between patients through cross contamination. Despite these warnings, the local facility continued to reuse insulin pens and subjected its patients to the risk of infection with life threatening diseases and infections.
Medical Malpractice Law Firm Focused on Successful Results for Almost 40 Years
At the New York medical malpractice law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP we have handled medical malpractice claims for almost four decades, including those where viral infection occurred. We have represented patients infected from Hepatitis C in Baxter's Gammagard and the reused equipment at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada. We also litigated on behalf of an estate for a wrongful death arising out of the recalled contaminated Chinese-made heparin which was used by the New York upstate hospital Faxton-St. Luke's in Utica, New York.
For knowledgeable and experienced legal help in New York regarding drug interaction injuries contact Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP at 888-335-9457.
From out past experience in handling disease transmission litigation, we know the importance of establishing that our clients were disease-free before the exposure. There also needs to be a "trace back" which connects our client with exposure to whatever was contaminated . This often entails a forensic review of sales, distribution and administration records, which may require subpoenas and document preservation orders.
The attorneys of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP have handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases, are highly experienced in courtroom litigation and have recovered a combined hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for clients injured by negligent doctors, nurses, pharmacists and drug manufacturers. For a no-charge consultation regarding your potential claim, contact a drug interaction attorney in New York at 888-335-9457.