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Published on Sep 05, 2012 by Edgar Snyder

Patients Exposed to Hepatitis C

patients infected with hepatitis c

09.05.12 UPDATE -- A Kansas woman has filed a lawsuit after learning that she has hepatitis C, a virus that can destroy the liver and cause life-threatening medical complications. The great-grandmother is just one of potentially dozens of former patients who may have been exposed to hepatitis C through the actions of a medical technician. The technician may have had the virus since June 2010 or earlier, and he is accused of infecting 31 patients at Exeter Hospital in Concord, N.H.

08.20.12 ORIGINAL STORY -- On August 7, a Pittsburgh hospital sent letters to 2,000 former patients telling them they may have been exposed to hepatitis C – a potentially life-threatening virus that can destroy the liver and lead to cancer.

Authorities allege that a former medical technician diagnosed with hepatitis C stole syringes filled with a painkiller intended for patients. He then left syringes filled with a dummy liquid for patient use.

The technician worked at various hospitals in Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is accused of infecting at least 31 patients at New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital alone. Thousands more have received letters requesting that they be tested for the virus. Court papers show that the technician tested positive for hepatitis C as early as 2010.

Hospital locations that may have been affected include:

  • Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, Michigan, January-September 2007
  • Saint Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York, November 2007-February 2008
  • UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, March-May 2008
  • Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, May-November 2008
  • Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Maryland, December 2008-February 2009
  • Maryvale Hospital, Phoenix, March-June 2009
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, July 2009-January 2010
  • Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, January-March 2010
  • Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix, March-April 2010
  • Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, April 2010
  • Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas, May-September 2010
  • Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins, Georgia, October 2010-March 2011
  • Exeter Hospital, Exeter, New Hampshire, April 2011-July 2012
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"Hospital tech's arrest sets off hepatitis scare, shows flaws in system." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 15, 2012.
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