Legal Fight Winding Down in Exeter Hospital Hep C Case
The case over a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients with hepatitis C in multiple states is close to ending.
New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital has settled with a staffing agency but is still suing a registry organization over technician David Kwiatkowski who was arrested in 2012.
Kwiatkowski is serving 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood. Despite several firings over drug allegations, he had worked in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired in New Hampshire in 2011.
The hospital had sued the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and several staffing agencies to recoup money it has paid to patients. Some claims were dismissed and settlements were reached with others. If a judge approves the agreement, only the registry organization remains.