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Infection Control Failures at HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey

AIDS Virus

Patients who received treatment at HealthPlus Surgery Center, LLC (“HealthPlus”) are getting notices that they may have been exposed to dangerous blood borne diseases including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis.

A recent investigation by the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that lapses in infection control in sterilization/cleaning instruments and the injection of medications may have exposed patients to bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has been representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice matters for more than 30 years.

In the reported case of Faya v Almaraz, 620 A.2d 327, 337-39 (Md. 1993), Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A. successfully recovered damages on behalf of multiple patients potentially exposed to HIV after receiving surgery by an oncological surgeon who tested positive for HIV.

Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A. has also obtained multiple high-profile class action settlements involving negligence on the part of health care systems, including its $123 million recovery against Beebe Hospital arising out of the conduct of Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley, and its $190 million settlement against Johns Hopkins Hospital arising out of the conduct of Nikita Levy, M.D.

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