Exeter Hospital Hepatitis C Infections Mount
As test results begin to come in, six more people have tested positive for the Hepatitis C virus related to Exeter Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab. Late last week, health officials allowed the lab to re-open for emergency cases while the hepatitis C investigation continued.
According to www.seacoastonline.com, “The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the six new cases were caused by the same strain of the virus found in the four patients originally identified in the outbreak.”
Hepatitis C is a viral infection transmitted most commonly by blood. It causes inflammation of the liver that can lead to chronic, sometimes fatal, health issues.
If you or a loved one, has tested positive for the virus, contact your healthcare professional immediately. We are providing legal counsel to those who wish to determine and understand their legal rights.