In 2008, radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was a few weeks into a temporary job at the UPMC Presbyterian when a co-worker accused him of lifting a syringe containing an addictive painkiller from an operating room and sticking it down his pants. A drug test showed that he had fentanyl and other opiates in his system and more syringes were found in his pockets and locker.
Police found David Kwiatkowski, suspect in Hepatitis C outbreak, in a hotel room with six different presecription drugs, smelling of alcohol and slurring his speech. Police also found a note next to the suspect.
David Kwiatkowski was allegedly using syringes containing Fentanyl intended for patients leading to the spread of Hepatitis C. He was injecting the drug into his own arm then refilling the syringes with saline to give to patients.
David Kwiatkowski, former med tech, was arrested and charged with obtaining controlled substances and tampering with a consumer product. At least eight states are wanting to know if and how many of their patients came in contact with Kwiatkowski due to the outbreak of Hepatitis C.
Med tech, David Kwiatkowski, accused of infecting at least 30 patients with the Hepatitis C disease worked at 2 different hospitals in Arizona in 2009 to 2010. He was arrested July 19 and being charged with tampering with a consumer product and obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
6,000 people are now being told to get tested for Hepatitis C. The disease is being spread because of former medical technician David Kwiatkowski using dirty needles and syringes for patients and passing the disease on. Former patients are filing a class-action lawsuit against Exeter Hospital where Kwiatkowski previously worked.
Former Exeter Hostpital medical technician, David Kwiatkowski, was charged with federal drug crimes and being accused of spreading Hepatitis C to patients through dirty needles and syringes. Paitents are beginning to sue the hospital.
Exeter Hospital is beginning to have lawsuits filed against them because of former medical technician David Kwiatkowski. Kwiatkowski is being accused of infecting many patients with Hepatitis C.
Since the investigation began in late May, 31 patients have tested positive for the same strain of Hepatitis C. It is believed that medical technician, David Kwiatkowski, infected these patients with the disease.
At Exeter Hospital it is believed that medical technician, David Kwiatkowski, infected at least 31 people with the Hepatitis C disease. He was later arrested on carges of tampering with a consumer product and obtaining a controlled substance.