This case involves transmission of hepatitis C between patients at a medical office. The defendant allegedly failed to undertake proper sterilization techniques, using rusted equipment and re-using needles between patients. The plaintiff in this case underwent genetic testing which reported that the source of the virus was tied to the clinic in question. The defense argued that there is a treatment that can cure the disease over a period of time, however the plaintiff contended that, while the disease may be undetectable, the plaintiff will still suffer from the long-term chronic infection. This case is located in the state of Louisiana.