| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
A patient believed to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical worker has sued Columbia-based Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc. for failing to report the traveling technician to legal authorities even though the company knew he had stolen narcotics...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:46 PM
PITTSBURGH -- A Kansas woman who says she was infected with hepatitis C by a former medical technical has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh hospital.
Linda Ficken claims that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was negligent for not...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:50 PM
A New Hampshire attorney says a client contracted hepatitis C from a traveling hospital worker two years earlier than has been previously alleged he began spreading the disease.
Portsmouth attorney Michael Rainboth represents five patients who were...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 7:45 PM
A 65-year-old Baltimore man was infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2008, he and his attorney said — making him the first Marylander to come forward in a sweeping investigation into the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:50 AM
It looks like the judge really stuck it to this guy.
Steven Beumel, 49, admittedly swiped syringes loaded with pain meds during patients' procedures done at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and then replaced them with syringes of saline with dirty...
| Jun 1, 2012
Baby boomer alert! The government has come out with a draft recommendation that all those born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for Hepatitis C.
The virus that causes chronic infections in eight of 10 affected and leads to liver disease, was first...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A Franklin County, Pa., judge recently made several decisions ending a lawsuit in which a former Waynesboro, Pa., man claimed he might have obtained hepatitis C from reused prostate biopsy needles.
Robert Eyler said in the lawsuit that he learned he...
| Jun 27, 2012
A new proposal to screen all baby boomers for hepatitis C means doctors face the prospect of educating an entire generation about an infection often associated with risky behaviors, such as sharing needles and unprotected sexual contact.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:36 AM
A Virginia inmate who sent blood-smeared, threatening letters to courthouses will spend another 10 years and five months behind bars.
Prosecutors say the letters sent by 24-year-old Richard Crowder to courthouses in Roanoke and Roanoke County...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:10 PM
When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse.
The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 6:13 PM
Indiana cosmetologists put down their clippers Friday to take up a cause to protect their paychecks.
Barbers, hair stylists and nail technicians crowded the Indiana Statehouse, speaking out against a house bill. If it passes, barbers and cosmetologists...