The Brown Chiari Law Firm has filed complaints against Olean General Hospital and three insulin pen manufacturers on behalf of three clients. The Lancaster firm is representing former diabetic patients who claim the hospital’s negligence has exposed them to blood borne diseases. According to Attorney Don Chiari, the former patients received insulin through an insulin pen and have now tested positive for Hepatitis. Last month, Olean General Hospital announced there was a possibility that insulin pens were re-used on different patients during the period of November 2009 and January 16th of this year. Informational packets were sent out by the hospital to approximately 1,900 patients. Hospital officials emphasized there is no proof at this time of the “transmission of any blood borne infections during the stay of any patient who received insulin from the pens” during the above time period.
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