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.
The New Hampshire hospital that underwent a hepatitis C outbreak last year is suing the traveling technician charged with infecting the patients and the organizations that it says had a role in getting him to work there.
David Kwiatkowski will now likely spend 30 to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year.
Court documents obtained by WBZ-TV show that David Kwiatkowski will plead guilty in the nationwide Hepatitis C health scare.
A hospital technician accused of causing a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis C last year is set to plead guilty in New Hampshire federal court in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years.
Five more people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C a former traveling hospital worker is accused of spreading through tainted needles. The total is now 44 in four states.
Exeter Hospital is no longer in danger of losing its Medicare funding following a hepatitis C outbreak.
Doctors can now recommend medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions.
New Hampshire Health Department is recommending Hepatitis C testing for Exeter Hospital employees.
Another patient has been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C carried by a medical technologist accused of stealing drugs and contaminating syringes that were used on patients.