NH Hospital's Hep C Outbreak Sparks AG Probe, Class Action

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital on Thursday became the center of a criminal investigation by the state attorney general and a class action accusing the hospital of negligence in putting nearly 1,200 patients at risk of contracting the disease.

At least 20 people, including an employee of Exeter Hospital, have been identified as having the same strain of hepatitis C. The hospital identified 1,195 patients treated at the cardiac catheterization lab between October 2010 and May 25 who were notified they were...
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