Our team of experienced Hepatitis C Exposure lawyers are now reviewing case for those who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C at Raleigh Heart Clinic in Beckley, WV. If you or a loved one received a letter, we want to hear from you. Even if you have already tested negative, please call us at 866-586-1910. All consultations are free and completely confidential.
Officials have investigated at least 12 cases of hepatitis linked to Raleigh Heart Clinic in Beckley, WV. The viruses have been linked to injectable medications given during cardiac stress tests at the Raleigh Heart Clinic, local news media outlets reported.
On March 11, 2016 The State Department of Health and Human Resources in Charleston, WV sent out 2,300 letters to patients who may have been exposed to Viral Hepatitis B & C and HIV.
In the letter from Toby Wagoner, the Public Relations Officer for the Bureau for Public Health says an investigation of several cases of viral hepatitis appear to be associated with procedures being performed at the Raleigh Heart Clinic on Carriage Drive in Beckley.
According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, any patient who had a stress test from March 1, 2012 - March 27, 2015 at the Raleigh Heart Clinic are in the process of being notified. So far, during their investigation, there have been no signs or evidence of transmission of HIV.
"Two groups of hepatitis C infections (affecting 8 patients receiving cardiac stress tests on 3 different days) and two groups of hepatitis B infections (affecting 4 patients receiving cardiac stress tests on 2 different days) have been identified among patients who had injectable medications administered during their stress tests at the clinic."
Since HIV can be transmitted in the same manner of Viral Hepatitis, it was listed as a recommended test.
Patients and Healthcare Providers are encouraged to call the Bureau for Public Health Information hotline at 1(800) 642-8244 if you have any questions.