Hepatitis C

Texas Transplant Recipient Infected With Hepatitis C

by fpw | October 4th, 2011

October4, 2011

A Texas man who received a kidney transplant now has a new battle to face after being exposed to Hepatitis C. According to NBC-DFW, the man is a diabetic who was in desperate need of the transplant due to kidney failure. His long-time partner offered him her kidney, and since the two were a match, the hospital went ahead with the transplant operation.

Not long afterwards, the man’s blood-work came back positive for Hepatitis C. Further investigation found that doctors and nurses at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital had overlooked the pre-screening test and confirmed he contracted the disease from the donor. The man immediately began Hepatitis C treatment upon receiving the news.

The attorney representing the couple said, “The environment had been created at UPMC that permitted error, after error, after error.”

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