The largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history is reaching a settlement.
Trinity attorneys filed a request asking state Judge Todd Cresap to dismiss the lawsuit, saying Trinity recently reached a confidential settlement resolving the plaintiffs’ claims. They asked Cresap to allow a connected legal dispute between the hospital and the former ManorCare nursing home to be resolved in federal court, where it originated. Cresap has not yet ruled.
Behdad Sadeghi, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told The Associated Press that the settlement still needs to be finalized, but that his side told the court an agreement had been reached in principle. He declined to comment further about it.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause serious liver damage or death. Fifty-two people were sickened in the outbreak that began in August 2013, including 48 residents or former residents of ManorCare. It was the nation’s largest outbreak in 13 years, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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