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David Kwiatkowski Timeline

Hepatitis C Lawsuit Timeline

The July, 2012 arrest of David Kwiatkowski brought to light a health care crisis that affected people in as many as eight states.  Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are currently reviewing possible cases of medical negligence against UPMC.


Kwiatkowski became a Radiology Technician in his home state of Michigan.


Kwiatkowski earned Degree from Madonna University in Livonia


Michigan officials say Kwiatkowski Tested Negative for Hepatitis C Virus.


Kwiatkowski Began Working as a Travelling Technician

January 2007 – September 2007

Kwiatkowski Worked at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, Michigan as a medical technician.

November 2007 – February 2008

Kwiatkowski Worked at Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York.

March 17, 2008 – May 7, 2008

(47 Days) Kwiatkowski worked at UMPC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a medical technician.

May 7, 2008

A UPMC hospital employee observed Kwiatkowski enter an operating room, lift his shirt, put a syringe in his pants, and exit the room. Officials report that empty syringes were found in his pockets and locker.  His blood was tested and Fentanyl and other drugs were found in his system.  Kwiatkowski was fired that day.

May 2008 – November 2008

Kwiatkowski moved on to Maryland and worked at Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

December 2008 – February 2009

Kwiatkowski Worked for Southern Maryland Hospital.

March 9, 2009 – June 27, 2009

Kwiatkowski Worked for Maryvale Hospital in Arizona.  It is reported that he worked in the cath lab.

July 10, 2009 – January 9, 2010

Kwiatkowski Worked for Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

January 2010 – March 2010

Kwiatkowski Worked for Maryland General Hospital.

March 22, 2010 – April 2, 2010

Kwiatkowski Worked for Arizona Heart Hospital.  An incident took place where Kwiatkowski was found passed out in bathroom stall with Fentanyl syringe floating in toilet.  He was fired and the staffing agency that employed Kwiatkowski at the time, SpringBoard, reported the incident to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, according to a spokeswoman for the agency. The ARRT said that they did not punish Kwiatkowski because they did not have firsthand evidence of the 2010 incident. The director of the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency said officials stopped their investigation when Kwiatkowski moved out of state.

April 7, 2010 – April 30, 2010

Kwiatkowski Worked for Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 2010 – September 2010

Kwiatkowski Worked for Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.  During this time it is alleged that Linda Ficken, the first person to file a lawsuit against UPMC and two staffing companies was infected with Hepatitis C.

October 2010 – March 2011

Kwiatkowski Worked for Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Georgia.

April 2011 – May 2012

Kwiatkowski worked for Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire.

May 2012

3 Doctors at Exeter Reported that their patients who were recently treated in the Cath Lab tested positive for the Hepatitis C Virus.  The state began an investigation.

June 11, 2012

A bench warrant was issued for his the arrest of David Kwiatkowski after he failed to appear in court for “conduct after a car accident”.

June 13, 2012

Reports allege that a member of Kwiatkowski’s Family called the Exeter Police Department and Reported Kwiatkowski had a gun and was suicidal.  The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has announced that 32 people, including Kwiatkowski have tested positive for hepatitis C.

July 19, 2012

Police in Massachusetts found Kwiatkowski intoxicated in hotel room with a suicide note.  After a search warrant was issued an empty Fentanyl syringe was found in his car.  He was arrested soon after that.

July 23, 2012

A lawsuit was filed by Robert Oliver Fowler against Triage Staffing, Inc in Federal Court in Nebraska.  Fowler was a patient at Exeter and was diagnosed with Hepatitis earlier in July.

July 24, 2012

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced that over 6,000 more Exeter Hospital patients will be tested for Hepatitis C.

July 25, 2012

A class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of patients infected with hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital in Federal Court in Nebraska.  Pennsylvania Department of Health announced they are part of the multi-state investigation.  Officials in Arizona put the call out to patients at two hospitals at which Kwiatkowski previously worked to get tested for hepatitis C.

July 28, 2012

UPMC Presby sets up a call center for Hepatitis C victims.

September 3, 2012

Kansas residents, Linda Ficken and her husband, file first lawsuit against UPMC Presby.

September 10, 2012

First Baltimore victim of Kwiatkowski, Linwood Nelson, comes forward announcing he has the same strain of Hepatitis C as the people of New Hampshire.  Nelson was a patient of the Baltimore VA hospital where Kwiatkowski worked about ten days after he was fired from UPMC Presby in Pittsburgh.

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