A traveling hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in New Hampshire.
David Kwiatkowski has been in jail since August of last year.
Linda Ficken contracted Hepatitis C in a Kansas hospital, but last month she sued UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh for gross negligence. Now two other people from Kansas have also filed suit.
In a suit filed today, Linda Ficken says she contracted Hepatitis C from a syringe infected by David Kwiatkowski — a Radiology Technician who worked at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital back in 2008.
Nearly 2,000 patients are being advised to get tested for Hepatitis C. The warning comes after a man who worked in a hospital in our area was accused of tampering with needles and infecting dozens of people at other hospitals with the disease.