A New Hampshire hospital worker learns his punishment for infecting dozens of people with Hepatitis C, including seven people right here in Maryland.
Linda Ficken isn’t nervous about confronting the former traveling hospital technician who infected her with hepatitis C. But she is a bit worried about losing her temper.
Prosecutors say a traveling hospital technician who infected patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes created a “national public health crisis” and should spend 40 years in prison, but defense attorneys argue he should get 30 years, in part because his addiction clouded his judgment.
The New Hampshire hospital that underwent a hepatitis C outbreak last year is suing the traveling technician charged with infecting the patients and the organizations that it says had a role in getting him to work there.
An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.
After spending a year investigating the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital, New Hampshire’s public health department is working with two advocacy groups to share its recommendations. One of those groups is based in Maryland.
A traveling hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal drug charges in New Hampshire under an agreement that calls for him to serve 30 to 40 years in prison.
A traveling hospital technician strikes a plea deal on charges he knowingly infected dozens of patients with deadly Hepatitis C–some of them here in Maryland. We’re learning about new red flags that should have kept him out of the medical field.
Former medical technician David Kwiatkowski has been jailed for close to a year — longer than most of the temporary stints he worked at hospitals around the country before landing in New Hampshire in 2011.
A former hospital technician charged with stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C wants his trial delayed until at least next April, in part because the public defenders representing him say federal budget cuts will force them to take more than a dozen days off in the coming months.
He’s accused of exposing nearly 2,000 patients to hepatitis, including several in Maryland. Now a new report details how a healthcare worker lied to keep working at hospitals in eight different states.
Changes are likely coming after authorities find a former Maryland hospital worker infects almost half a dozen patients in the state with hepatitis C.