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Wake-Up Call: Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Console & Hollawell Express Concern After Surgeon Gives Hepatitis B to Patients
Date:1/2/2013

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Hepatitis B is a blood-borne infection that attacks the liver. Over time, the disease can lead to hardening of the liver, liver scarring, and cancer. Those infected with the disease may not develop symptoms for years after initially contracting the virus. While NBC News stated there have only been two other instances of a surgeon passing this disease onto patients, Console argues the need for greater attention to testing.

“As a surgeon, your first duty is to the safety of patients, and that includes your own health,” he said. “Without regular screening, a doctor could potentially place hundreds of patients at risk for contracting a fatal disease. If that’s not a violation of the standard of care, I don’t know what is.”

Richard. P Console Jr. is the managing partner of Console & Hollawell P.C., a personal injury law firm advocating for accident victims in Philadelphia since 1994. The firm’s attorneys have helped numerous victims of medical malpractice – including surgical errors – obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

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