Protect Patients From Potentially Infectious Medical Procedures

Target: Robbie Goldstein, Commissioner of MA Department of Public Health

Goal: Fully investigate and take proper actions in regard to hospital’s alleged endangerment of patients.

Around 450 patients at a Massachusetts hospital may have been exposed to serious long-term illnesses, according to recent disturbing reports. The medical facility in question, Salem Hospital, recently sent an advisory to patients who had undergone endoscopy procedures in the past. The advisory warned of possible exposure to HIV and hepatitis.

The issue concerns potential improper administration of intravenous medications. Although no infections have of yet been linked to the problem, impacted individuals are still greatly concerned. The patient population—which consists of many minorities—has filed a class action lawsuit. The state’s health department has also launched an investigation.

Sign the petition below to call for full transparency and accountability in this shocking case.


Dear Dr. Goldstein,

Vulnerable patients who were already experiencing the extreme distress and uncertainty that comes with endoscopy procedures are now dealing with another layer of trauma. They have reported feelings of betrayal that the hospital they entrusted with their health allegedly failed and endangered them. And they have still not received clear answers about the events surrounding possible viral exposure at Salem Hospital.

This department has reportedly launched an investigation. Please follow through with due diligence and take the necessary actions to ensure these alleged errors and oversights never happen again.


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