Woman files malpractice lawsuit following peripheral IV catheter infection

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Intravenous news: NVdaily.com report “A woman claims she acquired a rare blood infection while a patient at Winchester Medical Center in 2010. A medical malpractice lawsuit filed late last month

accuses nurses and health care providers of negligence by giving the patient “an IV tainted with streptococcus pyogenes” — bacteria commonly associated with strep throat. Leesburg attorney Barbara S. Williams filed the complaint in Winchester Circuit Court on behalf of the plaintiff, Barbara Stanford. The plaintiff seeks $800,000 in damages or any greater amount as determined at a jury trial, according to the complaint. The lawsuit identifies the hospital and Valley Health as defendants, neither of whom had responded to the complaint as of Friday.”

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