33rd Hepatitis C Case Linked to NH Hospital

33rd Hepatitis C Case Linked to NH Hospital

Yet another patient was infected with hepatitis C after receiving treatment at an Exeter, New Hampshire, Hospital, according to state health officials, bringing the total number of cases to 33.

The infections occurred at Exeter Hospital’s Cardiac Catheritization Lab from October 1, 2010 to May 25, 2012, when an employee of the hospital, David Kwiatkowski, used hospital syringes to inject himself with stolen fentanyl and replaced the dirty syringes, which were used on patients.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services announced the additional case of hepatitis C this week, bring the total confirmed cases to 33.

Exeter Hospital has reportedly set up a meeting with at least one lawyer representing clients who were infected with hepatitis C at the hospital.