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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Long Island anesthesiologist, who reused syringes, cannot be sued due to Statute of Limitations.

According to a post on NY Daily News, The Long Island pain doc who reused syringes and put hundreds of patients at risk for HIV and hepatitis likely cannot be sued because the state waited nearly three years to alert the affected patients.
Dr. Harvey Finkelstein's misuse of syringes 34 months ago resulted in two known hepatitis C cases. But instead of telling 628 patients that they were at risk, the Plainview, L.I., anesthesiologist hired lawyers to negotiate with the state health department.
The state last week mailed letters to the at-risk patients, urging them to get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C.
If additional patients do turn out to be infected, the state's statute of limitations - 30 months - would prevent them from suing the pain doctor, said Jeff Korek, president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

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