UPMC Faces Class Action Over Worker's Spread Of Hep C

Law360, Philadelphia (October 25, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was hit with a class action in Pennsylvania court Tuesday alleging that the hospital system’s failure to report an employee’s drug abuse resulted in thousands of patients being exposed to the risk of hepatitis C infection.

UPMC was named as a defendant alongside Maxim Heathcare Services Inc. in a suit claiming that despite their knowing that medical technician David Kwiatkowski had stolen syringes and high-powered narcotics during his tenure working at a Pittsburgh hospital, the two entities had failed both to report him to law enforcement and to inform patients of their risk of exposure...

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