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More Plaintiffs in Hepatitis C Lawsuit Against North Dakota Nursing Home

Two more confirmed cases of hepatitis C have been tied to a Minot, N.D., nursing home that’s the subject of a federal lawsuit. The new cases bring the total associated with ManorCare to 47 and add to the list of …

Oklahoma Officials Say Hepatitis C Was Spread at Dental Clinic

A Tulsa-area dentist whose practice was shut down because his equipment was rusty and his employees reused needles was responsible for the nation’s first transmission of hepatitis C to between patients in a dental office, Oklahoma health officials said. Citing …

Lawyers Ask Hepatitis C Jury To Award $2.5 Billion In Nevada Case

Plaintiffs’ attorneys asked a Nevada state court jury on Monday to put the state’s largest health management organization on the hook for a stunning $2.5 billion punitive damage award in a Las Vegas hepatitis outbreak that lawyers called the largest …

Complaint: Oklahoma Dentist’s Unsanitary Practice Put Patients at Risk

Looking to find out whether they were exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS, hundreds of patients of an Oklahoma-based oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices showed up at a health clinic. The patients turned up March 30, …

Vegas Hepatitis C Outbreak Cases Get Settlements

Court-ordered talks have yielded settlements in 41 lawsuits involving drug companies blamed for supplying an anesthetic to Las Vegas medical clinics where health officials say patients contracted incurable hepatitis C through unsafe injection practices including the reuse of large vials, …