Nursing Home Blamed for Hep C Outbreak

MINOT, N.D. (CN) - An "unprecedented outbreak" of hepatitis C at a North Dakota nursing home made at least 44 people sick, at least four of whom died, 13 people, including representatives of the estates, claim in court.
   
Lead plaintiff Richard Kerzman claims he was one of the elderly patients who contracted hepatitis C from 2003 through 2013 due to the negligence of ManorCare Nursing Home and Trinity Health.
   
Kerzman et al. say at least 52 people in and around Minot contracted hepatitis C during the outbreak. The lawsuit says that state investigators traced 44 of the infections to the ManorCare Nursing Home.

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