Judge Asked To Rethink Axing Claims In Hep C Class Action

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of former patients of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facility who claim they contracted hepatitis C because of a narcotic-addicted former radiology technician asked a Pennsylvania state judge Thursday to reconsider his refusal to let them obtain punitive damages against the staffing company that placed the technician.

The plaintiffs argued that medical staffing firm Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., which had placed David Kwiatkowski at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside in March 2008, had not conducted proper background or pre-employment checks, according to their brief...
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