Hepatitis C

David Kwiatkowski

Courts Still Sorting Blame In Hepatitis C Outbreak In Md. And 7 Other States

Two years after a cardiac technician was accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C, a handful of patients are still suing Exeter Hospital, which is pursuing its own lawsuit seeking help covering its settlement costs.

07/04/2014

David Kwiatkowski

More Lawsuits Over Hepatitis C Outbreak Settled

More than two-thirds of the patients who sued Exeter Hospital after a traveling medical technician infected them with hepatitis C have settled their cases, according to a hospital attorney.

05/02/2014

David Kwiatkowski

Hospital Worker Gets 39 Years In Hepatitis C Case

A New Hampshire hospital worker learns his punishment for infecting dozens of people with Hepatitis C, including seven people right here in Maryland.

12/02/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Hepatitis C Victims To Attend Tech’s N.H. Sentencing

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.

12/01/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Former Md. Hospital Technician Faces Sentencing In Hepatitis C Case

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.

11/27/2013

David Kwiatkowski

N.H. Hospital Sues Man For Hepatitis C Outbreak, Which Impacted Md.

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.

11/22/2013

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FDA Advisers Unanimously Back Johnson & Johnson Hepatitis C Drug

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.

10/24/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Md. Advocacy Group Joins N.H. Health Dept. To Share Lessons From Hepatitis C Outbreak

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.

09/23/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Tech Pleads Guilty For Multistate Hepatitis C Outbreak That Includes Md.

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.

08/14/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Plea Deal Reveals More About N.H. Tech Accused Of Spreading Hepatitis In Md.

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.

08/13/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Hepatitis C Testing From N.H. Outbreak Slows 1 Year After Med Tech’s Arrest On Drug Charges

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.

07/08/2013

David Kwiatkowski

Tech Charged In Hep C Outbreak Seeks Trial Delay

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.

04/11/2013

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