The Hays Medical Center, associated with the potential exposure of the hepatitis c virus, is under investigation. As of October of 2012, 474 patients have potentially been exposed, 416 are available for testing and 391 have submitted specimens. 374 patients have had negative results of hepatitis c and there are 6 people with the infection genetically closely related to the current outbreak. The investigation is still ongoing.
Today we filed a second lawsuit on behalf of two plaintiffs against UPMC Presbyterian, Maxim Staffing Solutions, Inc., and Medical Solutions, LLC, for medical negligence in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. The plaintiffs in this case, Thomas D. Walters and Clara M. Walters, allege that Thomas was infected with Hepatitis C while he was being treated atHays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas, by a dirty needle used by David Kwiatkowski.
It is believed that a 65-year-old Vietnam Veterean was infected with Hepatitis C in 2008 when traveling med tech David Kwiatkowski worked there. Kiwatkowski tested positive for the disease in 2010 but they believe he had it earlier and that this opens it up for potentially more victims.
According to an article in the Baltime Sun yesterday, a 65-year-old Baltimore man was infected with hepatitis C by David Kwiatkowki in 2008. It is believed that this victim is the first person in Maryland to come forward with UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
Four years ago Vietnam Veteran, Linwood Nelson, was being treated at the Baltimore VA Hospital. The same time that David Kwiatkowski, traveling med tech, was working there. Kwiatkowski was caught using syringes intended for patients and tested positive for Hepatits C. Nelson now has Hep C and authorities are tracing it back to Kwiatkowski.
Vietnam Veterean, Linwood Nelson, was being treated at the Baltimore VA Hospital at the time that David Kwiatkowski was a med tech. Nelson now has Hepatitis C and it is believed to have been from Kwiatkowski using dirty needles and syringes.
A 65-year-old Vietnam Veteran now has Hepatitis C. He was at the Baltimore VA Hospital at the same time that med tech David Kwiatkowski was working. Kwiatkowski has Hepatitis C and was caught using dirty needles and syringes.
The first person from Maryland came forward with Hepatitis C, a 65-year-old man believed to have been contracted from traveling med tech David Kwiatkowski.
The Courthouse News reported on our Hepatitis C medical negligence case filed on September 3 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Linda Ficken sued UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Maxim Staffing Solutions and Medical Solutions claiming that she got hepatitis C from David Kwiatkowski, the technician who was arrested for theft and fraud in New Hampshire in July.
Attorney Bill Caroselli and his client Linda Ficken were interviewed today by Andy Sheehan of KDKA about the lawsuit they filed today against UPMC.