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Blood Contamination Claims At Center Of Lawsuit

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A former employee has testified in a lawsuit against Greenwich Hospital that she was pressured to resign after she discovered contaminated blood vials.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/JdR4Du ) that Isabel Modaffari told a state Superior Court jury on Tuesday that Greenwich Hospital forced her to quit in January 2012 after she talked to the FBI about contaminated vials she said that she discovered.

The 44-year-old Bridgeport woman says her supervisors yelled at her constantly to the point where she couldn’t take it anymore.

Modaffari was a phlebotomist, someone who collects blood samples.

The hospital’s lawyer, David Poppick, characterized Modaffari as a disgruntled worker who had poor performance reports and didn’t easily adapt to new technology.

He said no problems were found after investigations by the FBI and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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