Porter Hospital lawsuit: Some patients weren’t warned of infection outbreak
DENVER -- A massive lawsuit filed against Porter Adventist Hospital over its failure to sterilize medical instruments suggests there are many more patients who might've been affected than the 5,800 patients who received warning letters in 2018. In an agreement with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Porter Adventist Hospital only notified spine and orthopedic patients who underwent surgeries between July 2016 and April 2018 that they might have been at risk for contracting HIV, Hepatitis or a surgical site infection.