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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 while being treated at UPMC Presby in 2008.  It is believed that these patients were exposed to the Hepatitis C because a traveling medical technician, David Kwiatkowski, who worked at UPMC from March to May of 2008 was recently arrested in New Hampshire after it was found that he transmitted Hepatitis C to more than thirty people.

This story features a man from Pittsburgh who received the letter this week who is not only afraid for his health but for the health of his wife who helps him administer his diabetes medications. 

It was reported earlier in the week that the first lawsuit was filed against UPMC and two staffing companies by a woman from Kansas who contracted Hepatitis C in 2010 while being treated at Hayes Medical Center in Kansas while David Kwiatkowski worked there.

See full story on WPXI here: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/local-man-receives-letter-upmc-warning-possible-he/nR43q/

 

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