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Hospital Worker Sentenced In Hepatitis Case

A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.

12/02/2013

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Former UPMC Employee Pleads Guilty In NH In Hepatitis C Outbreak

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.

08/14/2013

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Former UPMC Employee To Take Plea Deal After Patients Infected

David Kwiatkowski has been in jail since August of last year.

08/13/2013

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Hepatitis C Victims File Suit Against UPMC

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.

10/01/2012

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2,000 Patients Advised To Be Tested For Hepatitis C

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.

08/14/2012

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Couple Sues UPMC Over Kidney Transplant

A couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Tuesday against UPMC over an alleged botched kidney transplant.

09/20/2011

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Live-Donor Liver Transplant Program Suspended At UPMC

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The live-donor liver transplant program has reportedly been halted at UPMC. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the health system suspended has the program as a precautionary measure. Earlier this month, UPMC […]

05/26/2011

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