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Staff, visitors sue Las Vegas hospital in TB case

Las Vegas Sun / Associated Press, November 21, 2013
Eight employees, former patients and visitors have filed a negligence lawsuit seeking damages from a Las Vegas hospital where they say they were exposed to a woman and at least one newborn baby with tuberculosis. The civil lawsuit filed Monday in state court alleges that administrators at the northwest Las Vegas facility failed to recognize and take basic precautions to diagnose the infected woman's contagious lung disease when she gave birth May 11 to premature twin daughters, and allowed the woman to continue visiting her babies after she was discharged. One of 25-year-old Vanessa White's children died June 1 after 21 days. White died July 1 at a Los Angeles hospital and was diagnosed with tuberculosis through an autopsy.