Lawsuit against Summerlin hospital reaches 172 plaintiffs

More than one hundred people have signed onto a lawsuit against Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, where a group of employees, former patients and visitors may have been exposed to tuberculosis last year.


The lawsuit, filed in District Court in November, follows the death of a mother and her premature twins from the respiratory disease, which was initially undiagnosed by hospital staff. The suit accuses Summerlin Hospital of a lack of oversight and negligence for failing to screen patients, maintain proper infection controls or adequately respond once notified that a former patient had died from tuberculosis.

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