I Work In A Hospital And Was Stuck By A Needle That Wasn’t Discarded Properly. Can I Sue For Future Injuries?

Getting stuck by a needle that was used on someone else is a very scary thing. Not knowing if that needle was used on a patient with HIV or Hepatitis B or C can be unnerving to say the least. While you should report the incident to your supervisors and make sure it is noted in your file that you were stuck by a needle that wasn’t discarded properly, you might not have grounds to file a lawsuit at this point.

We hope you don’t contract a disease from this incident, but if you do test positive for one of these aforementioned diseases or other infectious diseases, you would have grounds to pursue a lawsuit.  It is important that you start getting tested right away and continue to have tests done for a number of years in order to determine if you did or didn’t suffer as a result of this needle stick injury at work.


If you have suffered an injury at work, or were exposed to an infectious disease, you may have a lawsuit. Contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld to see if you have a case. If you do, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.