Legal fight winding down in hospital Hepatitis C case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Exeter Hospital has settled with a staffing agency but is still suing a registry organization over a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C before his arrest in 2012.
David Kwiatkowski is serving 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood. Despite being fired numerous times over drug allegations, he had worked in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired in New Hampshire in 2011.
Exeter Hospital sued the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and several staffing agencies in hopes of recouping money it has paid to patients. Some claims were dismissed and settlements were reached with others, most recently with Triage Staffing. If a judge approves the agreement, only the registry organization remains.