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Second Lawsuit Filed In Hydraulic Fluid Mistake At Hospitals

Posted April 29, 2005 11:12 a.m. EDT

— Another lawsuit has been filed over a medical mistake at two Duke-affiliated hospitals.

In January, Duke Health Raleigh and Durham Regional Hospital sent letters to thousands of patients about a "possible problem."

Hydraulic fluid was mistakenly used to clean surgical instruments.

Seven former patients filed suit against two maintenance companies accused of causing the mix-up.

A Harnett County man filed a similar suit last month