As news of the Hepatitis C virus being spread by former medical technician David Kwiatkowski tears through the country, UPMC is being targeted as one of the main entities that is most negligent for the epidemic. After working at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, Michigan and St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, Kwiatkowski was hired at UPMC in March of 2008 through the Baltimore based employment agency Maxim Staffing Solutions. He was fired from UPMC in May of 2008 when a coworker accused him of stealing a syringe that contained an addictive painkiller, Fentanyl, but no action was taken to ensure Kwiatkowski would ever step foot into a hospital as an employee again. Instead, Kwiatkowski went on to work at ten more hospitals around the country and may have infected thousands of people with the Hepatitis C virus.
Hepatitis C Symptoms Can Take Years to Present Themselves
Although it has been over four years since Kwiatkoski worked at UPMC Presbyterian, experts at the Mayo clinic have stated that symptoms stemming from Hepatitis C often take a long time to present themselves. One of the deadliest viruses in the country, Hepatitis C now kills more Americans than AIDS. If you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, and you were a patient at UPMC or any other hospital where Kwiatkowski was employed, you may be entitled to compensation due to the negligence of UPMC and Maxim Staffing Solutions. Both parties should have alerted authorities and they should have informed the national accreditation organization for radiological technicians.
If you received a letter from UPMC
If you or a loved one received a letter from UPMC telling you that you may have been exposed to Hepatitis C, we urge you to get to the hospital to immediately have your blood tested. If you have Hepatitis C please call our office today for a free evaluation of your case, even if you did not receive a letter from UPMC.
Award Winning Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The award-winning lawyers at Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Coleman, L.L.C. have been helping victims of medical malpractice since 1972. They have already gained national attention for their work helping those infected with Hepatitis C due to Kwiatkowski and the negligence of those for whom we was employed who did not properly report their findings.
Free Case Evaluation for UPMC Patients with Hepatitis C
If you or someone you love has been infected, or if you have lost someone close to you because of the Hepatitis C virus, and you were a patient at UPMC or any of the other twelve hospitals where Kwiatkowski was employed, then please call Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Coleman, L.L.C. today in Pittsburgh at 412-567-1232 or from anywhere in the country at 866-466-5789 ( or contact us via email) and let our hardworking team of attorneys help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call today.