Class-action lawsuit follows Goshen Hospital letter to patients

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GOSHEN — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Goshen Hospital on behalf of the more than 1,000 patients who may have been exposed to deadly infections.

The suit was filed Friday on behalf of patient Linda Gierek and others who had surgery between April and September and were potentially exposed to hepatitis C, hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus. The hospital recently alerted patients who underwent surgery in that period that one step in the sterilization process wasn’t completed for certain instruments, potentially exposing 1,182 patients to hepatitis and HIV.

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