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South Dakota urology clinic: Dismiss Iowans' suit

AP/Chicago Tribune, June 23, 2009

Lawyers for a South Dakota urology clinic have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by five Iowans who might have been exposed to blood-borne infections. State health officials warned patients in April that there was a risk of infection because some medical equipment at the clinic was being reused. Five former patients from Iowa sued the clinic for emotional distress even though they were never exposed to a virus or infection. The clinic's attorneys argued in their motion to dismiss that exposure was needed before most courts would allow the patients to sue.