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Kwiatkowski to serve nearly four decades in prison

The infamous David Kwiatkowski, a former UPMC Presbyterian employee and traveling medical technician who serially infected at least 45 people with Hepatitis C, was sentenced on Monday to 39 years in prison.  In August, the 34-year-old Kwiatkowski pleaded guilty to...
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UPMC argues it can’t pay taxes because it has no employees

According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), in their first of many hearings that will determine whether or not they keep their tax-exempt status, they do not officially have any employees.Lawyers for UPMC have explained to Common Pleas...
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Kwiatkowski pleads guilty after exposing thouands to Hepatitis C

"It was all me. And I'm going to kill a lot of people out of this...I'm killing a lot of people."Those were the unsettling words of the traveling hospital technician, David Kwiatkowski, who has been accused of and pled guilty...
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against UPMC Presbyterian and Maxim Staffing for Hepatitis C Exposure

By Dallas Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman P.C. posted in Hepatitis C on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.Pittsburgh, PA - Yesterday in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (PA), a class action lawsuit was filed against UPMC, UPMC Presbyterian...
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Another lawsuit filed against UPMC Presby and others for Hepatitis C

By Dallas Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman P.C. posted in Hepatitis C on Monday, October 1, 2012.Another lawsuit for medical negligence was filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County today on behalf of a couple from Kansas. ...
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Hays Medical Center Patient files case against UPMC and two staffing agencies

David Kwiatkowski, traveling medical technician, worked at UPMC Presbyterian from March to May 2008.  He was caught by other employees stealing syringes containing Fentanyl and replacing the Fentanyl with saline in the dirty syringes. Three syringes containing Fentanyl were found...
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UPMC, Staffing Firms Named in Hepatitis C Lawsuit

According to Health Imaging Magazine's website, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was named in a lawsuit involving the infection of several patients with the hepatitis C virus. The article, titled "UPMC, staffing firms named in hepatitis C lawsuit," indicates...
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Hays Medical Center Patient files case against UPMC and two staffing agencies

By Dallas Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman P.C. posted in Hepatitis C on Monday, September 10, 2012.David Kwiatkowski, traveling medical technician, worked at UPMC Presbyterian from March to May 2008.  He was caught by other employees stealing syringes containing Fentanyl...
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UPMC, Staffing Firms Named in Hepatitis C Lawsuit

By Dallas Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman P.C. posted in Hepatitis C on Monday, September 10, 2012. According to Health Imaging Magazine's website, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was named in a lawsuit involving the infection of several patients with the...
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UPMC sends letters to patients who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C

By Dallas Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman P.C. posted in Hepatitis C Thursday, September 6, 2012.According to a story that aired on WPXI today, UPMC has sent letters to nearly 2,000 patients who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C...
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Kansas woman files Hepatitis C lawsuit against Pittsburgh hospital, alleges negligence

According the therepublic.com, the website of the Columbus, Indiana newspaper "The Republic," Ms. Linda Ficken is filing a lawsuit against UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Kansas woman believes that the actions of Mr. David Kwiatkowski, a Radiological Technician...
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Kansas Couple File Hepatitis C lawsuit Against UPMC and others

A report today in the Sacramento Bee indicates that a "Kansas couple file hepatitis C suit against UPMC."  The plaintiff, Linda Ficken of Kansas is claiming that UPMC Presbyterian hospital was negligent in its handling of David Kwiatkowski, a hospital...
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