Mother Accidentally Stabbed with Needle in Preventable Accident 2


A needle stick injury lawsuit against Target retailer was recently decided by a jury. The case was filed by a woman who went shopping at the store with her young child.

As they were walking through the parking lot, the little boy found a medical syringe lying on the pavement.

These hypodermic needles are a tool of heroin users, for injection of the outlawed drug into their veins.

When the mother saw the needle in her son’s hand, she instinctively swatted it to the ground in attempt to protect the boy. However, in doing so the woman accidentally stuck the needle tip into her own hand.

It’s no wonder the matter ended up in the hands of a needle stick injury lawyer.

These accidents are very dangerous because criminal users of illegal intravenous drug are a high risk for infections and contagious disease.

Common infectious disease transmitted by inadvertent needle sticks include HIV and Hepatitis.

Any blood on the syringe nozzle could enter the victim’s blood stream and expose her to infection.

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Common Needle Stick Injuries:

● Workplace Injury

Medical Malpractice

Home Health Aid Injury

Organ Damage

HIV Prevention Medication

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Needle Stick Injury Lawsuit Decided by Jury

The risk of needle stick injuries is no longer confined just to nurse and health care workers while giving a shot to a patient.

The court found that Target was on notice of the dangerous condition in their parking lot.  In other words, the box store retailer knew or should have known of the risks faced by it’s customers.  Accordingly, Target should have done much more to maintain the parking facility.

While the Plaintiff’s medical bills and expenses in this case were limited to $12,000 for emergency care, the jury found her entitled to much more.

The jury awarded the huge sum of $4,600,000, as punitive damages for their negligent maintenance of their premises.

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Accidentally stabbed by a needle? Seek prompt medical attention and then contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation.

If third party negligence caused your injury, we may be able to seek monetary compensation from an NYC property owner or other bad actors.

Our needle stick injury lawyers file claims for cash compensation in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout New York NY.


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Michael Hurwitz, Esq. is the managing member of The Hurwitz Law Firm, PC, and is a personal injury attorney representing accident victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout the New York City region.

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2 thoughts on “Mother Accidentally Stabbed with Needle in Preventable Accident

  • Berty Ati

    On 12/1, I was assigned three diabetic patients to administer insulin. Upon uncapping the lancet pin, I got stuck by a used needle from the prior nurse which was on 12/30. I immediately went into the restroom in the patients room and washed my hands and notified my manager of the incident. She then notified Employee health services, who then informed me of the companies protocol. As I finished with the first patient I went to the second patient, again getting stuck by another dirty needle that was left in the lancet pin from the previous day by the nurse. I’m extremely hurt and devastated by this incident. I started the antiviral medication as prescribed by the doctor and I feel sick. Prior to this happening I contacted my manager of nurses living dirty needles, I’m unsure if anything was done about it. There’s a large turn over of nurses within the company that are not being properly trained, and now I have two needle sticks in both hands from a neglectful nurse. I’m not sure where to go from here, it’s 1:48am and I can’t sleep. Do I have a civil case for negligence? Blood was drawn and I’ve been tested for HIV and Hepatitis Panel, results are pending.

  • Michael Hurwitz, Esq. Post author

    We are sorry to hear about this. We would like to discuss this with you privately over the telephone and we will email you privately.

    We also recommend you report this matter to the State’s Health Department in attempt to reduce the chances for a re-occurrence.