A South Dakota urology clinic being sued by five Iowans says 16 of its patients tested positive for hepatitis but didn’t it get from other patients. Health officials warned patients in April that there was a risk of infection because some medical equipment at Siouxland Urology Center in Dakota Dunes was being reused.
Five former patients from Iowa filed a class-action lawsuit against the clinic and recently filed an amended complaint. The clinic this week said it reported to the South Dakota Health Department the results of 3,900 tests done since the disclosure.
It says 16 people tested positive for hepatitis, which is the normal occurrence rate. Another 12 people disclosed they had the disease before being treated.