Silver Golub & Teitell represents a court certified class of over 3,100 individuals who were patients of defendant Griffin Hospital from between September 2008 and May 2014 and received insulin administered via multi-dose insulin pens. The certified class alleges that they suffered damages and emotional distress upon learning, via letter, that they had potentially been exposed to blood-borne pathogens as a result of at least eleven Griffin Hospital employees or agents improperly using multi-dose insulin pens.
The complaint alleged that the types of misuse include using a single pen on multiple patients, using a pen prescribed for a specific patient for whom it was not prescribed, drawing insulin from a pen prescribed for a specific patient into a separate syringe and administering the insulin to another patient, or removing the patient identification label affixed to a pen and then administering insulin from the pen to other patients. The court certified the proposed class of individuals on November, 23, 2020.
The case is Diaz v. Griffin Hospital, No. UWYCV156029965S, and is pending before Hon. Linda Lager of the Connecticut Superior Court, Judicial District of Waterbury.