Pittsfield, MA asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Massachusetts

Q: Is it malpractice or negligent to have someone count used needles At an exchange program?

My fiance brought in a bin of used needles and was made to open dump and count a used syringe bin by hand that wasnt hers, and she was poked by an exposed syringe in the process. What should she do about this.

The nurse was aware that the bin wasnt hers and the needles were from a hep c infected individual.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Massachusetts attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Before making that determination, an attorney would likely want to investigate the incident, including the facility's standard operating procedures and routine protocols. It's possible it could be negligence. In terms of malpractice, more would need to be known about the relationships between the various individuals. Your fiancé could reach out to attorneys to inquire about a free initial consult to discuss in further detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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