The medical malpractice lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen are actively investigating cases of patients who suffered post-surgical infections due to inadequate sterilization procedures at Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital. A Colorado investigation found that the hospital’s breach in sterilization procedures was far more serious than the hospital initially disclosed.
Contaminated tools and articles used in the operating rooms at Porter Hospital caused severe contamination side effects and infections in patients who had surgical procedures at the facility.
The medical malpractice lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams are currently investigating and pursuing claims on behalf of patients who had a surgical procedure at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver and subsequently developed one of the below conditions due to the use of improperly sterilized surgical tools and equipment.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one of the above conditions following a surgical procedure at Porter Hospital in Denver, immediately contact the Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen now for a free and confidential consultation.
Our law firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. There is no upfront cost to you, and no fee is collected unless a recovery is made. Contact our Porter Hospital Lawsuit Attorneys now by calling 1-800-718-4658 to for a free consultation, use the live chat feature or the “Do I Have A Claim?” form on this page.
Porter Hospital Sterilization Breach
In early 2017, surgical patients of Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital began developing post-surgical infections. These infections mostly occurred after hip and spine surgeries. Contaminated surgical instruments and trays were found to be tainted with blood and some contaminated items included chunks of bone, cement, hair and one time even a dead insect.
Denver Porter Adventist Hospital Infection Investigation
A state report concluded that problems with Porter Hospital’s equipment cleaning procedures coincided with staffing issues in the instrument cleaning department, that employees who reported issues with equipment cleaning procedures were never given additional training, and that the reports never led to changes in the department’s operating procedures. State records show that 17 of 22 department employees experienced at least one incident involving contaminated surgical instruments over the course of one year.
A manager told state officials that he knew contaminated trays were entering operating rooms, but he lacked the time to check equipment post-sterilization. This manager said the department at times had to process instruments for a “not safe” number of cases per day, saying, “I don’t have enough staff.”
The health department also confirmed that one employee was linked to the improper processing and cleaning of at least 63 contaminated surgical trays. Contaminated instruments continued to be processed, even after this technician was given a warning for improper cleaning and processing of surgical instruments.
Porter Hospital sent out 5,800 letters warning patients who had orthopedic surgeries that they were at risk of contracting Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV.
Contact our Medical Malpractice Legal Team today if you received a notification letter from Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital or if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious infection following a surgical procedure at the facility.
Call us now at 1-800-718-4658 to for a free and confidential consultation.
Porter Hospital Denver Lawsuit
Over 60 patients have already filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging that Porter Adventist Hospital’s failure to properly sterilize equipment led to hundreds of severe infections and killed at least one patient.
One patient in the lawsuit incurred over $2 million in medical bills as a result of the alleged improper sterilization. We believe that the hospital may have failed to report the infections or inaccurately reported the infection incidents to the Department of Health, as required by law.
One patient in the lawsuit had a surgery canceled after the doctor cut into the patient’s skin and found a pasty, yellow-brown material on a surgical instrument. The doctor examined other contaminated equipment which also had residue on it, then canceled the operation.
How Do I Make A Claim?
If you or a loved one had surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, CO and suffered a serious infection including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Sepsis, MRSA, or HIV, you may have a claim for a monetary recovery.
Please contact a member of our Medical Malpractice Team today by calling 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation, using the live chat feature or completing the “Do I Have A Claim?” form on this page.
We are contingency lawyers. There is no cost to you if we represent you. We will advance all costs and expenses. If we do not obtain a recovery for you, there is absolutely no cost to you.
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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Sepsis, MRSA, or HIV following a surgical procedure at Denver Porter Adventist Hospital, you may have a claim for a monetary recovery.
Contact today at 1-800-718-4658 for a free and confidential consultation. Contact us today as there are strict time limits for filing a lawsuit against Porter Adventist Hospital.