Insurer Balks At Defending Hospital In Dirty Endoscope Suit

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Maryland Casualty Co. urged a Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday to declare that it doesn't have to defend a Pittsburgh medical center against claims it used unsterilized endoscopes on scores of patients, arguing that allegations of professional negligence preclude the center from coverage.

The insurer says it isn't responsible for defending South Hills Diagnostic & Treatment Center LP in a proposed class action filed in September. The suit accuses the endoscopy center of potentially exposing scores of patients to viral and bacterial infections, such as Hepatitis...
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