Michael Galpern, Partner at Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom and Sinins, P.C. in Mount Laurel and Hackensack, and Stephen DeNittis, Partner at DeNittis Osefchen and Prince, announced today the filing of a class action complaint against HealthPlus Surgical Center. The class action complaint and jury demand is being filed in New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County on behalf of over 3,700 patients who were exposed to potentially life-threatening and disabling diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. The complaint, based in part on admissions made by defendant, seeks medical monitoring and medical testing damages for exposed individuals and other injunctive relief.
Both Galpern and DeNittis have extensive experience in New Jersey class actions and medical injury claims. Both firms issued the following statement about the case: “Today we took the first step towards achieving a remedy for 3,700 citizens exposed to potentially deadly diseases through no fault of their own. The ounce of prevention which HealthPlus failed to initiate has now materialized into a potential public health disaster. We are hopeful that HealthPlus will understand the gravity of the situation and work towards meaningful medical monitoring to prevent a catastrophe.”
Mr. Galpern can be reached at :
Michael A. Galpern, Partner
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom and Sinins, P.C.
Mr. DeNittis can be reached at :
DeNittis, Osefchen and Prince