| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison.
David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
From the get-go, I've been dreading the inevitable episode where we'd spend too much time delving into this season's tiresome side plots. And after last week's high-octane romp -- complete with multiple gasp-worthy cliffhangers -- I had a feeling that...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
You don't have to be a heavy drinker to suffer from liver problems. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most common chronic liver disease in all developed countries, including the United States, says Dr. Srinevas K. Reddy, assistant...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:19 PM
A former hospital technician in Maryland, New Hampshire and other states who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospitals to use after injecting himself with stolen painkillers.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern.
Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:59 AM
In 1988, I became extremely ill. I had many tests, saw many doctors and was given various medicines. Some caused allergic reactions. Through it all, I remained sick — and actually became worse.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:07 PM
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia-based medical staffing agency claiming it acted negligently in 2008 by hiring and placing a medical technician who allegedly went on to expose the plaintiffs to hepatitis C.
The lawsuit also says...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 7:45 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:10 PM
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...