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Contaminated Colonoscope Lawsuit is Timely, Ga. Federal Judge Rules

ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia federal judge has refused to dismiss lawsuit filed by a couple who claim they contracted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an improperly disinfected colonoscope, ruling it was timely filed because the plaintiffs could not have known the possible cause of their injury until 2017 when they learned they were infected with the virus.

In a Dec. 11 order, Judge Clay Land of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia also ruled that the plaintiffs pled their fraud claims with the requisite specificity.

Stephen Collett underwent a routine colonoscopy with Dr. Jeffery Williams ...

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