West Virginia Health Data Shows Surge In Hepatitis C CasesWest Virginia Health Department data reveals hepatitis C cases in the state's largest county have soared to the highest numbers in years, months after a program offering clean needles was suspended.
Hospital Worker Sentenced In Hepatitis CaseA 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.
Former UPMC Employee Pleads Guilty In NH In Hepatitis C OutbreakA traveling hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in New Hampshire.
Former UPMC Employee To Take Plea Deal After Patients InfectedDavid Kwiatkowski has been in jail since August of last year.
Hepatitis C Victims File Suit Against UPMCLinda 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.
2,000 Patients Advised To Be Tested For Hepatitis CNearly 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.
Couple Sues UPMC Over Kidney TransplantA couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Tuesday against UPMC over an alleged botched kidney transplant.
Live-Donor Liver Transplant Program Suspended At UPMC