What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Illinois
I got a flu shot provided by the company I work for and the 3rd party company nurse that administered the shot screwed up. I got a shot and she said in a shaky/nervous voice "oh that was an empty needle" and quickly grabbed another one and got me again.
Here's the problem:
[LIST=1][*]She acted scared.[*]There were people ahead of me getting shots.[*]She quickly threw the two used needles in the biohazard trash.[*]There were no other needles laying on the work table so I find it hard to believe that the first one was "empty" and not a "used empty" needle.[*]The other nurse across the table got a nervous look on her face.[/LIST]
Three things could of happened but in the meantime I'm worried and so is my wife and wonder what I should do. The three things are:
[LIST=1][*]I got stuck with someones used/dirty needle.[*]I got stuck with an empty needle.[*]I got two flu shots.[/LIST]
I contacted my family care doctor and they said that if they get "stuck" by a used needle then they get tested and that they would be concerned as I am but this and I should probably get tested for hepatitis and HIV. I don't think that I should have to pay for it and tried calling the company that administered the shot and only got voice mail and no response as of yet.
Any and all advise would be greatly appreciated. I'm wondering if I need a attorney to get them to pay for my testing and if there are any recourses for their neglect and my distress.