Hepatitis C patient sues VA hospital in Augusta, Ga.

07/8/2010 | WRCB-TV (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

A patient with hepatitis C has sued the Veterans Administration hospital in Augusta, Ga., for $10 million. The patient said she contracted the disease after the hospital failed to properly sanitize equipment used for a laryngoscopy. In a response, the federal government denied that the hospital failed to properly clean the equipment or that its staff was negligent.

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