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Trinity Disputes Lawsuit Claims

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The allegations against Trinity Health included in a lawsuit filed last week by ManorCare are untrue.

That's what a vice president of Trinity Health said today.

ManorCare is suing Trinity, claiming that a Trinity employee - identified only as "Employee A" in the lawsuit - is responsible for infecting all 46 people who have contracted Hepatitis-C in an outbreak discovered in recent months.

But Randy Schwan says the allegations are not true - and have no basis.

He says state and federal investigators have looked at Trinity's practices and found no conduct that would support Manor Care's claims.

(Randy Schwan, Trinity Health VP) "We've had the federal and state agencies in our hospital and our clinics, in our phlebotomy, watching as they perform their procedures, looking for a breakdown in protocol, looking for unsafe practices. They have not found any of that. And we've had our own investigation going on about how we do thing and how could this happen and we have not been able to uncover any association with spreading Hepatitis-C."

Schwann says Trinity intends to respond to the ManorCare lawsuit and vigorously defend itself against the allegations that he says are untrue.

 

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