Hepatitis C Victim Files Lawsuit - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Hepatitis C Victim Files Lawsuit

Posted: Updated:

One of the victims of the Hepatitis C outbreak in Minot has filed a class action lawsuit. It's the second-largest cluster of cases in the nation's history, and it's also the largest outbreak to still be unsolved.

At least 44 people were infected at the facility. The complaint alleges that ManorCare breached its duty to properly care for patients and residents, and failed to comply with state and federal regulations governing nursing homes. 

The complaint further alleges that such an outbreak is not ordinary, and the infectious disease director at Trinity Health says it is impossible for it to be an accident.

The State Health Department has not been able to identify the specific cause of the spread, but has identified some possible risk factors and is working with Minot health care providers, including ManorCare Health Services, to reduce the possible modes of transmissions.    

The department says the general population was not at risk during this outbreak.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • JJ's Cakery Opening Soon in Mandan

    JJ's Cakery Opening Soon in Mandan

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:26:29 GMT
    Two sisters from Bismarck decided to take a hobby and turn it into a business.
    Two sisters from Bismarck decided to take a hobby and turn it into a business.
  • Cancer Center Hosts Drive to Survive Event

    Cancer Center Hosts Drive to Survive Event

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:20:01 GMT
    Vivan, the pink fire truck, and stock car racers made an appearance in honor of the Drive to Survive Meet and Greet Event at the Bismarck Cancer Center.
    Vivan, the pink fire truck, and stock car racers made an appearance in honor of the Drive to Survive Meet and Greet Event at the Bismarck Cancer Center.
  • UMary Students Study Peruvian Culture

    UMary Students Study Peruvian Culture

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:58:41 GMT
    University of Mary students will have the chance to study in Peru next year.
    University of Mary students will have the chance to study in Peru next year.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.