MultiCare Health System, Inc. Litigation

M.N. v. MultiCare Health System, Inc.
Pierce County Washington Superior Court
Case No. 18-2-08055-5

Case Overview

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. and Sauder Schelkopf LLC, two nationally recognized law firms, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of over 2,600 individuals in Washington against MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, located in Pierce County, Washington. The complaint alleges that MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital negligently hired and inadequately supervised an emergency department nurse, Cora Weberg, who tampered with injectable pain medications and put the health and safety of 2,600 patients at risk for bloodborne pathogens, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

The investigation was prompted by the public safety alert from MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital urging over 2,600 of its patients, who were treated at the hospital between August 2017 and March 2018, to get tested for Hepatitis C and other bloodborne pathogens.

“As a result of MultiCare’s failure to properly implement systems to prevent and mitigate this exposure, over 2,600 patients learned they were at risk of having contracted a potentially deadly virus,” said Cari Laufenberg of Keller Rohrback. “Since this incident, we have been speaking with patients who were impacted by this potential exposure on a daily basis, which is particularly troubling because of the reports that some patients have already tested positive for Hepatitis C,” said Joe Sauder of Sauder Schelkopf.

If you or a family member had treatment at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital between August 2017 and March 2018 and were notified by the hospital to be tested for exposure to these bloodborne pathogen risks, please contact attorneys Cari Laufenberg and Mark D. Samson at 800.776.6044 or consumer@kellerrohrback.com, or Joe Sauder at 888.711.9975 or info@sstriallawyers.com to discuss our investigation and your potential claims against the hospital.

Case Status

Keller Rohrback filed their Amended Complaint on August 2, 2018 and their Motion for Class Certification on September 27, 2019. The hearing on Class Certification was on December 6, 2019, and the Court certified two classes.

The first class, defined as the “Weberg Treatment Class,” consists of the following:

All persons who were treated at the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, between August 4, 2017, and March 23, 2018, who received care from Cora Weberg, and received notification letters in April 2018 from MultiCare.

The second class, defined as the “General Treatment Class,” consists of the following:

All persons who were treated at the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, between August 4, 2017, and March 23, 2018, and received notification letters in 2018 from MultiCare, but who did not receive care from Cora Weberg.

The trial date has been moved to November 30, 2020.

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Case Documents

Complaint – 05/11/2018

Amended Complaint – 08/02/2018

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