South Carolina pain clinic accused in man's infection, death
West Columbia pain clinic Vitality Medical Center is accused of actions that led to George Nichols' death. (Source: WIS)
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A West Columbia pain clinic is accused of actions that led to a patient's death.
The family of 86-year-old George Nichols says they're pursuing legal action against Vitality Medical Center.
Attorneys for the family says Nichols was hospitalized and later died after getting a shot for pain in his knee in December. Attorneys say Nichols was one of six people who suffered a Staph infection after attending the clinic.
Court papers say a state health investigation found all six people had been given injections for knee pain.
An investigation also found the clinic wasn't following basic hygiene recommendations