Friday, November 30, 2012
Dave Kwiatkowski of Canton is charged with infecting 32 hospital patients with his hepatitis C.
Dave Kwiatkowksi, the Exeter, NH hospital worker from Canton charged with infecting 32 patients there with hepatitis C, was indicted this week on federal drug charges this week, according to the Associated Press. Kwiatkowski was charged with seven counts of tampering with a consumer product and seven counts of stealing drugs. Prosecutors say Kwiatkowski spread his hepatitis C to patients by injecting himself with their medication to get high. He would then replace syringes with a saline solution to make it appear as if they were never touched, prosecutors said. An indictment means a grand jury has determined a trial is warranted based on evidence in the case. Kwiatkowski, who's currently sitting in jail, is also accused of infecting …
Monday, August 6, 2012
David Kwiatkowski, who has been charged with spreading his Hepatitis C to 30 patients in New Hampshire, worked at St. John Hospital in Detroit from July through September 2005, according to MLive.
A Canton native who was charged with spreading his Hepatitis C to 30 patients in Exeter, NH, worked at St. John Hospital Center and Medical Center in Detroit in 2005, according to a report on MLive. David Kwiatkowski worked at several hospitals across the country, including at least seven Michigan medical facilities between 2003 and 2007, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. On Friday, MLive reported that the Michigan Department of Community Health said that Kwiatkowski was a healthcare worker at St. John from July through September 2005. The MDCH recommends that “interventional radiology patients who received injectable narcotics” during that time period consult a doctor or hospital for Hepatitis C testing. Patients …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Timeline of Canton native David Kwiatkowski's hospital work is beginning to take shape.
On Monday, health officials confirmed that Canton native David Kwiatkowski worked in at least six Michigan hospitals from 2003 to 2007, according to the Associated Press. But the Michigan Department of Community Health told AP it has not uncovered evidence that Kwiatkowski was infected with hepatitis C while working at the Michigan facilities, as was the case at Exeter Hospital. It's the latest information to be released as health officials attempt to piece together a timeline of when and where Kwiatkowski worked to help determine what patients might need to be tested for hepatitis C. Here is a timeline showing what investigators have learned so far about Kwiatkowski's employment history, courtesy of CNN:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Canton man's past Detroit-area employment triggers public alert from state health officials.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Michigan health officials triggered a public alert Monday for patients from four area hospitals where David Kwiatkowski of Canton had worked before being arrested this month on charges of infecting at least 30 hospital patients in New Hampshire with hepatitis C, the Detroit Free Press is reporting. Kwiatkowski, 33, a traveling medical technician from Canton who worked for employers on a temporary basis, worked in at least six Michigan medical facilities between 2003 and 2007, AnnArbor.com is reporting, including Oakwood Annapolis in Wayne, University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit and Harper Hospital in Detroit. Kwiatkowski was arrested July 19 in Massachusetts on charges of causing an outbreak among …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Police say Dave Kwiatkowski left a suicide note a week before his arrest.
Dave Kwiatkowski of Canton, the former traveling hospital worker charged with starting a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire by stealing patients' medication to get high, may have tried to kill himself before his arrest, according to the MetroWest Daily News. The newspaper reports that on July 13, the week before Kwiatkowski was arrested, police in Marlborough, Mass. were called to a local Holiday Inn at 11:30 at night to assist emergency responders with a guest who was feeling dizzy. They found Kwiatkowski at the hotel, intoxicated, with a number of pills on the floor. He had left a note on a nearby table that read, "please call Kerry and let her know I passed away. Tell her I couldn't handle this stress anymore." He was found in …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
David Kwiatkowski was arrested just before the outbreak was announced.
David Kwiatkowski, the traveling medical technician from Canton charged this month with spreading his hepatitis C disease to 30 patients in New Hampshire by using their needles to get high, is no stranger to police. Kwiatkowski was arrested by Exeter, NH police May 19 on a warrant for misconduct after an accident, according to police logs. He was released on $500 personal recognizance bail. Foster's Daily Democrat reported the arrest stemmed from a car crash in Massachusetts. Exeter police arrested him on a warrant after Kwiatkowski failed to appear in court. The arrest happened about two weeks before state health officials first announced the hepatitis C outbreak that Kwiatkowski allegedly caused. Kwiatkowski is currently being treated …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thirty patients have been infected so far in a criminal outbreak as Canton man faces charges.
New Hampshire health officials today announced they are expanding the number of patients they want to test in a hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital. David Kwiatkowski of Canton, a traveling medical technician, was arrested last week on charges of knowingly spreading his hepatitis C to patients by stealing their drugs to get high. Anyone who was treated as an inpatient in the main operating room or was treated in the intensive care unit from April 1, 2011 to May 25, 2012 should get tested for the disease, said Dr. Jose Montero, the state's Public Health director, at a news conference today. The new testing pool includes about 6,000 patients. Originally, 1,200 had been identified for testing. Clinics will be held over the next few days …
A Nebraska-based staffing firm hired a worker charged with starting a hepatitis C outbreak.
The staffing agency that hired a medical technician from Canton facing charges he started a hepatitis C outbreak in Exeter, NH, is now the subject of a lawsuit. Nebraska-based Triage Staffing was sued by an attorney representing some of the victims of the outbreak. The technician, Dave Kwiatkowski, was a "traveler" hired by Triage Staffing. The company places its employees at hospitals all around the country. Triage placed Kwiatkowski at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH, according to a legal complaint. The complaint, which can be found above in the "PDFs" section, alleges Triage was negligent in hiring Kwiatkowski. "Triage failed to exercise reasonable care when it hired Mr. Kwiatkowski in view of all of the circumstances surrounding the job…
Monday, July 23, 2012
New Hampshire hospital released a statement after arrest of Canton native David Kwiatkowski.
Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire released the following statement on an FBI affidavit detailing the arrest of David Kwiatkowski of Canton, a hospital employee described as a "serial infecter" who allegedly caused a hepatitis C outbreak: Following the public disclosure of an affidavit yesterday in the case of a former Exeter Hospital employee who allegedly diverted drugs for his own use, the hospital would like to provide further context on several issues, as well as a statement from the physician who oversees the Cardiac Catheterization Unit. Observations of Staff in the Cardiac Catheterization Unit The affidavit references a few instances where employees reported symptoms such as bloodshot eyes in connection with Kwiatkowski. However, we …
A medical technician from Canton has been charged with spreading his hepatitis C.
Above is an FBI report detailing the case against David Kwiatkowski, the former Canton resident and hospital worker charged with spreading hepatitis C to 30 patients in New Hampshire by stealing their drugs to get high. Kwiatkowski, 32, was labeled a "serial infecter" by a prosecutor. Kwiatkowski was a "traveler," a medical technician who worked at a bunch of hospitals on several states, including Michigan. Officials in Maryland and Kansas are currently investigating if he infected patients in those states. Kwiatkowski has been charged with fraud and tampering and faces up to 24 years in prison. PREVIOUS COVERAGE FROM EXETER, NH PATCH (Most recent update at top)