Hospital Failed To Report Tech Who Infected Patients: Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (September 4, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center failed to inform law enforcement officials about drug abuse by a former hospital technician who later went on to infect a Kansas woman with hepatitis C, according to a suit filed in Pennsylvania state court Friday.

Linda Ficken alleges she was infected with the disease by David Kwiatkowski while she was a patient and he was a technician at Hays Medical Center in Kansas in 2010.  Kwiatkowski left UPMC in 2008 after hospital officials confronted him about stealing fentanyl and...
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