Fergus medical clinic faces potential lawsuit
The Fergus medical clinic where patients may have inadvertently been exposed to HIV and hepatitis may soon face a law suit.
A London law firm announced that they are working with a former patient of the Riverview Medical Group- Upper Level.
Around 1200 women received a letter from the clinic in early March, notifying them to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The concern came after an inspection found that staff at the clinic was not practicing best standard guidelines when sterilizing their equipment, potentially putting patients at risk as far back as 2005.
Legate and Associates LLP on behalf of their client are pursuing the investigation of lawsuits against Dr. Dan Reilly and the Riverview Medical Group- Upper Level.
“This is devastating news to receive in the mail. This patient saw Dr. Reilly in February and May of 2015. She had no idea her trusted gynecologist was employing substandard practices. As expected, she was shocked,” said Barbara Legate, Partner of Legate & Associates LLP in a press release to CTV. “This patient wants other women to come forward.”
Although the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit said the risk of contracting the viruses was low, they still recommend that patients who had an IUD placed in or endometrial biopsy done at the clinic be tested.