A judge was asked Tuesday to move the trial involving one of scores of lawsuits resulting from a massive hepatitis outbreak in Fremont.
Attorneys for Doctor Tahir Javed and nurse Linda Prochaska requested a change of venue because of all the publicity in the case.
The suit was filed by the family of Cheryl Gentry, who died in March after allegedly contracting hepatitis C at Javed's former clinic in Fremont.
Dodge County District Judge John Samson did not indicate when he would rule on the request.
Javed is accused of using unsanitary practices that caused 99 people to contract the disease between March 2000 and December 2001.
The Fremont outbreak is believed to have been the largest of its kind in the nation, and perhaps the world.
At least 81 lawsuits have been filed against Javed.
Javed left the country for his native Pakistan around the time when the first hepatitis cases were detected.
The state revoked Javed's medical license.
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Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/faq.htm#1b (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).