Dallas W. Hartman P.C. — Nationwide Hepatitis C Lawsuit Lawyers
In 2008, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital medical technician David Kwiatkowski was found with used syringes in his pockets and in his locker. After a blood test, it was found that he had fentanyl and other drugs in his system.
A co-worker observed Kwiatkowski stealing a syringe filled with fentanyl and replacing it with a syringe filled with water or saline. UPMC dismissed him but did not report his behavior to anyone.
Kwiatkowski then went on to work in eight different states until his arrest in July, 2012, in New Hampshire.
Since the discovery of David Kwiatkowski's illegal drug use at UPMC, the hospital was required to notify all patients whom Kwiatkowski may have been in contact with. If you or a loved one was a patient at UPMC Presbyterian from March through May, 2008, it is possible that you were exposed to Hepatitis C.
Did you receive a letter from UPMC regarding possible Hepatitis C exposure? At the Pittsburgh medical malpractice law offices of Dallas W. Hartman P.C., Attorneys at Law, we are now reviewing possible cases of medical negligence against UPMC for all patients who may have been exposed to, or contracted, Hepatitis C during the time David Kwiatkowski worked there.
Our team of experienced, dedicated lawyers represents victims of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, Ohio and nationwide for Hepatitis C victims. For more than 25 years, we have worked tirelessly to help clients recover fair compensation.
From Pennsylvania To Ohio, Maryland To Arizona — Dallas W. Hartman Helps Victims Of Hepatitis C
Contact us if you suspect that you may have been exposed to Hepatitis C at one of these hospitals across the U.S. where David Kwiatkowski worked:
- UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh
- Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire
- Houston Medical Center
- Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas
- Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia
- Arizona Heart Hospital
- Maryland General Hospital
- Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland
- Maryvale Hospital in Arizona
The most common way that Hepatitis C is transmitted is through the use of a dirty needle. Hospital employees have been caught using a patient's painkillers via syringe, and either replaced the patient's syringe with a dummy solution in a dirty syringe or used some of the drugs themselves — and then administered some of the drugs to the patient from the same needle.
Even if you have already tested negative for Hepatitis C, we would like to review your case. If you received a letter from UPMC, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the emotional distress associated with the fear of wondering if you contracted the disease.
In cases as serious as this one, the attorney you choose does make a difference. When your health is at risk and your rights have been violated, you should choose Dallas W. Hartman P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Pittsburgh.
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Contact us. If you or a loved one believes that you may have been exposed to Hepatitis C, call an experienced attorney today at 866-586-1910, toll free 24 hours per day, for a free evaluation of your case.