Goshen Hospital Failed to Disinfect Surgical Tools, Exposing 1,000 Patients to HIV and Other Infectious Viruses

Did You or a Loved One Receive a Notification Letter from Goshen Hospital?

More than a thousand patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to life-altering infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment.

A crucial step in the cleaning process was missed by a hospital technician, possibly contaminating surgical tools. The hospital identified 1,182 surgical patients between April and September of 2019 who may have been impacted.

If you or a loved one received a notification letter from Goshen Hospital in Indiana after a surgical procedure warning of exposure, our experienced attorneys are ready to help you seek justice and financial compensation.

Contact us today for a free case review.

Experienced Surgical Contamination Attorneys

Why choose Cory Watson Attorneys? Our track record of success – which goes back over four decades – speaks for itself. In fact, our firm already has considerable experience in handling complex surgical contamination cases.

Firm co-founder and managing shareholder, Ernest Cory, was involved in the litigation of a well-known surgical tool contamination case in 2004, when more than 3,800 patients of Duke University hospitals were exposed to surgical tools cleaned in used hydraulic fluid instead of detergent.

Our lawyers have the expertise your case needs to be successful, and are dedicated to holding those responsible accountable for their negligence.

Which Infectious Diseases are Linked to the Exposure?

Goshen Hospital sent out notification letters and has offered free blood testing for the 1,182 patients who underwent surgery and who might have been exposed to the following infectious diseases:

  • HIV – human immunodeficiency virus – attacks and weakens a person’s immunity system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Hepatitis B is also a liver infection caused by a blood-borne virus, but is spread when bodily fluid is passed from an infected person to someone who is not infected.
  • Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by a blood-borne virus and is usually spread by sharing needles or equipment to inject drugs.

Symptoms of hepatitis B can include fever, fatigue and yellowing of the eyes, while symptoms of hepatitis C are typically mild and resemble the flu; these can include sore muscles and tiredness.

According to the CDC, these illnesses may become chronic and lead to more serious health issues, requiring lifelong medical treatments.

At Cory Watson Attorneys, we want to help make sure that an oversight like this never happens again, and ensure that victims’ voices are heard.

Take Legal Action Now

If you or a loved one was potentially exposed to infectious disease through contaminated surgical equipment in Goshen Hospital in Indiana, contact us immediately. Our nationwide contamination attorneys are ready to bring justice to those affected and hold those responsible to account.

Cory Watson understands the tremendous financial stress that victims face following a personal injury, as they are dealing with medical bills.

Our firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay us anything unless you receive a financial award. We will guide you through your legal options, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

Don’t wait to reach out – Call (877) 562-000 now.