MINOT, N.D. — Victims of the
third largest hepatitis C outbreak in U.S. history who contracted the
disease at a Minot nursing home are asking a federal court to certify
their lawsuit as a class-action case.
The state Health
Department has said there have been 51 cases of hepatitis C linked to
the outbreak in Minot. At least 47 of the reported cases have been
identified in former or current residents.
An investigation by
Health Department concluded the outbreak may have been associated with
phlebotomy or podiatry and nail care services provided at the ManorCare
Labels: class action, Minot outbreak, Outbreaks