PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former hospital worker suspected of spreading “Hepatitis C” to more than 30 people.
David Kwiatkowski is accused of stealing syringes of the powerful painkiller, Fentanyl, from patients scheduled for surgery at a hospital in New Hampshire.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
The U.S. Attorney’s office alleges Kwiatkowski injected himself with the drug, then refilled the syringes with saline.
Authorities say patients then received injections from the syringes, tainted with Kwiatkowski’s infected blood.
He also worked as a lab technician at UPMC Presbyterian for a few months in 2008, though there’s no word of anyone here being infected.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Transportation Funding Report Could Launch Years Of Debate
Kwiatkowski was fired when he tested positive for Fentanyl, but was not reported to police.
In September, a woman who contracted Hepatitis C from a hospital in Kansas sued UPMC for gross negligence, even though she did not contract the disease here.
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