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... more »
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... more »
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 »
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 »
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... more »
A plea deal has been struck in the case of a Colorado surgery technician accused of swapping her dirty syringes for ones filled with powerful painkillers meant for patients, possibly exposing them to hepatitis C. Kristen Parker pleaded guilty, Friday, to five counts of tampering with a consumer product and... more »