Coastal Health and Wellness Center in Texas City and in Galveston violated 11 different health codes by staff not sterilizing or cleaning instruments used during dental procedures. Patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. As many as 9,500 different patients are being tested who might have been exposed to infectious diseases.
Patients who visited the clinics between March 2015 and February 2017 are at risk for exposure to deadly diseases. Seventy-two different procedures performed at the clinic could have potentially exposed patients to disease.
The clinics stopped taking patients in February 2017 but never revealed the reason was because of the negligent conduct of the staff. Galveston County has not fired a single employee to date for dental malpractice. Many patients now fear that they may have AIDS or other life-threatening diseases as a result of a simple dental procedure. Patients can learn more at the Galveston County Health District Website: gchd.org
If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact The O’Hara Law Firm for a free consultation. Patrick O’Hara is an attorney that handles medical malpractice cases in Galveston County and surrounding counties. The O’Hara Law Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. Call us at 832-956-1138.