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3 years 9 months ago

Surgery Tech wants reduced sentence

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado hospital worker infected with hepatitis C, who injected herself with pain medication from syringes later used on patients undergoing surgery, is asking a federal appeals court to decrease her 30-year sentence. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments...

4 years 5 months ago

Lawmakers want more oversight of surgical staff

The case of a surgical technician exposing 6,000 patients in Colorado to Hepatitis C while feeding her drug addiction has prompted legislators to consider requiring surgical staff to register with the state. The House Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony Thursday on two bills designed to increase oversight...

4 years 8 months ago

Judge rejects plea deal for Parker

A federal judge in Denver has rejected a plea agreement for a drug-addicted surgery technician who infected three dozen people with hepatitis C. Kristen Diane Parker accepted a plea agreement in September that stipulated a 20-year prison sentence. She admitted stealing syringes filled with a painkiller from operating carts at...

4 years 8 months ago

Surgery tech with hepatitis C to be sentenced

Some of the three dozen people infected with hepatitis C by a drug-addicted surgery technician's dirty syringes plan to speak at her sentencing hearing in federal court. Kristen Diane Parker is expected to be sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. Parker, who has hepatitis C, admitted stealing syringes...

4 years 11 months ago

Audubon: No Hep C cases linked to surgery tech

Officials at the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs say there is no evidence any of their patients contracted hepatitis C from a surgery technician who used syringes filled with painkillers meant for patients. Hospital officials had feared that as many as 1,220 patients had been exposed to the disease...

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