A federal judge has dismissed 28 charges against a surgery tech as part of an agreement with prosecutors in the case where she stole painkillers and infected patients with hepatitis C.
Kristen Diane Parker was to be sentenced to 20 years in prison last month in a plea deal... more »
Colorado regulators won't license surgery technicians, despite the recent case of a surgery tech who admitted stealing syringes filled with a painkiller and infecting three dozen people with hepatitis C.
The state Department of Regulatory Agencies announced the decision Tuesday. The agency said it reviewed surgery technicians and found... more »
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... more »
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... more »
A surgery technician who infected three dozen people with hepatitis C and may have exposed thousands of others by switching used syringes with ones filled with a powerful painkiller says she got careless while at two Colorado hospitals and doesn't expect to be forgiven.
Ahead of a hearing where... more »
Federal test results show a former surgery tech did not give Colorado Springs patients hepatitis "C."
Last month, Kristen Parker pleaded guilty to a number of charges for using syringes filled with a painkiller, and refilling those same needles with saline for patients. Parker worked at both the Rose... more »