CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Franklin County, Pa., judge recently made several decisions ending a lawsuit in which a former Waynesboro, Pa., man claimed he might have obtained hepatitis C from reused prostate biopsy needles.
Robert Eyler said in the lawsuit that he learned he contracted hepatitis C only after a November 2008 biopsy. Urology Associates of Chambersburg told patients last year it reused biopsy needles.
According to court documents, however, records from the former Franklin County Prison (now Franklin County Jail) indicate Eyler might have had the blood-borne infection in 2005, when he was an inmate.
Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh issued an order May 24. In it, he found in favor of the urology practice and awarded it some attorney fees.