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Jun 23, 2017 | Staff

Helping Largo Kaiser Permanente Patients Exposed to Infection

When hospitals fail to ensure the equipment they use is safe, patients face potential exposure to infection and disease. Recently, Kaiser Permanente in Largo, Maryland, has come under scrutiny for its failure to sterilize equipment used during colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures. This oversight placed 23 patients at risk of serious infection, including HIV and hepatitis C.

If you or someone you love underwent a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy procedure at Kaiser Permanente and were diagnosed with a serious infection, such as hepatitis C or HIV, contact ChasenBoscolo now. Our attorneys are ready to help you hold the parties responsible accountable for their negligence. Call (800) 233-3380 or complete our free initial consultation form to get experienced legal help—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What Happened?

According to a statement issued by Kaiser Permanente, proper sterilization procedures were followed for the scope used during colonoscopy and upper endoscopy screenings. However, a defect was discovered in the device that may have rendered sterilization ineffective.

While sterilization protocols may have been followed, it is unclear why the defect was not discovered before the affected scope was used on patients.

Who Is Affected?

Kaiser Permanente says that 23 patients who were treated at its Largo hospital may have faced exposure to infection. All potentially affected patients will receive a letter informing them of their situation and recommending immediate screening for hepatitis C and HIV.

Get Help From Experienced Maryland Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one were exposed to infection during a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy at Kaiser Permanente in Largo, our lawyers want to protect your rights to compensation. Dial (800) 233-3380 or complete a free initial consultation form anytime. With more than 30 years of experience serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., you can count on ChasenBoscolo to provide the personalized and knowledgeable experience you deserve.

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