Patients Sue Staffing Co. Over Lab Tech With Hep C

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT) -- Health care staffing firm Triage Staffing Inc. was hit in Nebraska federal court Tuesday with a proposed class action that says it negligently failed to investigate complaints about a laboratory technician charged with infecting 32 patients at a New Hampshire hospital with the liver disease hepatitis C.

The plaintiffs, four patients from the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., allege Triage placed lab technician David Kwiatkowski at the hospital after neglecting to investigate evidence of drug abuse and poor character at his previous...
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