Many in Charleston may believe that when it comes to filing a liability claim, a veritable race against time ensues. Once a company has discovered an issue and made its knowledge of that public (along with taking action in order to mitigate it), some might think that they no longer can be the target of a liability claim. Yet simply because a problem is known about does not mean that it will stop affecting people. Even after an issue is made public, the opportunity may exist for those who are affected to seek legal action.
The recent case of medical center in Pennsylvania serves to illustrate this point. It was discovered that the medical center’s ultrasound probes had not been properly cleaned, thus exposing those who had such probes used in prostate exams, and gynecological screenings to the potential of infection. Corrective action was taken to remedy the issue, and representatives of the facility claim that it is no longer a problem.
It has not yet been reported whether any of the over 200 people who were exposed to the contaminated probes have experienced any health problems. They have, however, reached out to each other in hopes of putting together a class action lawsuit against the medical center.
Taking on an entity like a hospital or medical center may seem like a daunting task. However, those wanting to do this may feel emboldened if they have several codefendants who share the same grievance supporting them. This is one of the primary benefits available with a class action lawsuit, and those looking to initiate one may be wise to seek the services of an experienced attorney.