Wisconsin Man Who Contracted Hepatitis C Sues Dean Health

February 24, 2012

A man who says he contracted hepatitis C from a nurse educator is suing Dean Health System in Dane County Circuit Court.

Keith Steffen’s lawsuit comes after Dean Health officials announced that the diabetes nurse educator may have exposed nearly 2,400 patients to hepatitis C by mistakenly reusing insulin demonstration pens and finger stick devices.

The lawsuit filed by the 55-year-old Monona, Wis., man says he contracted the disease as a direct result of the mistake. Dean officials say the nurse no longer works for the health care provider.

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