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Hepatitis C (INACTIVE)

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  • Patient sues over hepatitis C exposure

    Patient sues over hepatitis C exposure
    A patient believed to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical worker has sued Columbia-based Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc. for failing to report the traveling technician to legal authorities even though the company knew he had stolen narcotics...
  • Attorney: Med tech spread hepatitis in Baltimore in 2008

    Attorney: Med tech spread hepatitis in Baltimore in 2008
    A New Hampshire attorney says a client contracted hepatitis C from a traveling hospital worker two years earlier than has been previously alleged he began spreading the disease. Portsmouth attorney Michael Rainboth represents five patients who were...
  • Attorney: Baltimore man contracted hepatitis C from med tech in 2008

    Attorney: Baltimore man contracted hepatitis C from med tech in 2008
    A 65-year-old Baltimore man was infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2008, he and his attorney said — making him the first Marylander to come forward in a sweeping investigation into the...
  • Baby boomers unknowingly infected with hepatitis C

    Baby boomers unknowingly infected with hepatitis C
    When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse. The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...
  • Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak portrayed as traveling addict

    Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak portrayed as traveling addict
    When David Kwiatkowski was found slurring his words and smelling of alcohol in a Boston-area hotel room littered with prescription pills late one July night, his life as a traveling medical technician had largely unraveled already. In his early 30s, he...
  • Technician charged with infecting N.H. patients with hepatitis C worked in Md.

    Technician charged with infecting N.H. patients with hepatitis C worked in Md.
    Four Maryland hospitals will be contacting patients who might have come in contact with a health care worker infected with hepatitis C when he worked in the state between 2008 and 2010, according to the state health department. David Matthew Kwiatkowski,...
  • 1,750 had possible contact with technician with hepatitis C

    1,750 had possible contact with technician with hepatitis C
    Four Maryland hospitals are offering free hepatitis C testing to at least 1,750 patients who may have been exposed to the viral disease by a traveling medical technician, as state officials launch a broad regulatory review in response to the case. The...
  • Baby boomers need hepatitis C testing

    All baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C, the virus that can lead to liver disease, cancer and death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 30 boomers is infected and most don't know -- read about that in this...
  • State report outlines Kwiatkowski's time in Maryland

    State report outlines Kwiatkowski's time in Maryland
    Supervisors at a Maryland hospital weren't surprised when drugs were missing from a treatment room where contract radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was assigned. A manager had spotted him going through needle-disposal containers and he was among...
  • Committee passes legislation to license staffing agencies

    Committee passes legislation to license staffing agencies
    The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday for a proposed law that would require state licensing of medical staffing companies after a radiographer was accused of exposing hundreds of Marylanders to hepatitis C. In a telephone call after the...
  • Closing deadly loopholes

    Closing deadly loopholes
    In July, authorities discovered that a radiology technician who had worked in Maryland and several other states had been injecting himself with narcotics-filled syringes, refilling them with saline and leaving them behind for use on patients. More than 1,...
  • Four treated at Hopkins linked to hepatitis from medical technician

    Four treated at Hopkins linked to hepatitis from medical technician
    Four patients treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital are likely to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical technician accused of stealing drugs and leaving contaminated needles behind, lab tests have confirmed. Special molecular testing on blood...