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Seattle man files lawsuit for burns from Pine ultraviolet light therapy session

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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 10:54 a.m.

A Seattle man claims he received burns when a medical assistant incorrectly set a timer for his ultraviolet light therapy session, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Andrea Della Corte, whose age was not available, said a dermatologist at Francis, Costa and Welsh Associates in Pine prescribed 15 seconds under ultraviolet light on June 19, 2012 to treat his vitiligo condition.

The medical assistant, he claims, set the timer for 15 minutes instead of 15 seconds, leading to severe burns and intense pain all over his body.

The office is closed over the Christmas holiday and doctors there could not be reached. It was unclear if they have an attorney.

Della Corte claims the office was reckless and negligent and is seeking money for his injuries.

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