Iowa patients sue urology clinic after Hepatitis exposure

5 former Iowa patients of Siouxland Urology in South Dakota filed a class-action lawsuit after allegedly contracting Hepatitis from reused medical equipment.

Iowa medical malpractice attorneys alert-former Dakota Dunes, South Dakota urology center patines file hepatitis exposure class-action lawsuit.

Des Moines, IA–A lawsuit was amended for class-action status by five former patients of a South Dakota medical center as covered by the Des Moines Register. Iowa medical malpractice attorneys for the plaintiffs, amended the original complaint to a class-action claim stating Siouxland Urology Center in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota exposed the five patients to Hepatitis.

Apparently sixteen total patients have tested positive for Hepatitis, an incurable disease that attacks the liver, after treatment with reused medical equipment at the South Dakota urology clinic. South Dakota state health officials issued a high risk warning of infection after discovering Siouxland Urology Center was reusing medical equipment on their patients. Leaders for the urology clinic say 3,900 test results were reported to the Department of Health and only 16 people tested positive for Hepatitis, a virus, which is the normal statistical occurrence rate.

Iowa medical malpractice lawyer information by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.

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