CARSON CITY — Patients who were exposed to unsafe injection practices
at some health care facilities in Southern Nevada can make a claim for
negligence even though they have so far tested negative for hepatitis C
or other illnesses, the Nevada Supreme Court said Wednesday.
three-justice panel of the court reversed a Clark County District judge
who had ruled against Susan and Jack Sadler and others in similar
The court said even in the absence of a present
physical injury, those patients who have so far tested negative for
hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, or who have yet to be tested, may
claim negligence based on the need to undergo medical monitoring.
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