Focus: Infection Control

Attorney says clients contracted hepatitis from unsanitary N.J. health facility

January 29, 2019

An attorney for hundreds of former patients of the HealthPlus Surgery Center of Saddle Brook, N.J., said two clients contracted hepatitis because of an unsanitary facility, according to an article on the PIX11 website. 

Last fall, the state's department of health temporarily shut down the facility, after it found severe sanitation violations. 

Its inspectors also discovered that the lack of sanitation put patients who'd been treated at the HealthPlus location during 2018 at risk for contracting HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

The fact that at least one former patient has contracted hepatitis B has left other former patients concerned, the article said.

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