Hospital mired in hepatitis C outbreak lawsuits sues insurance company

Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire claims it paid too much money to defend against lawsuits filed in the wake of a hepatitis C outbreak after an ex-hospital lab worker intentionally infected patients, according to Seacoast Online. Exeter is suing Steadfast Insurance Company, which provided coverage for the hospital when former patients filed more than 30 lawsuits, claiming it paid millions of dollars more than it should have. The hospital had an umbrella liability coverage policy with the company from Dec. 2011 to Dec. 2012 to provide coverage regardless of the number of claims filed. The hospital disputes the amount it had to pay in order for the insurance coverage to kick in. The lawsuits were filed after David Kwiatkowski, carried out a drug-stealing scheme that infected 45 patients across the country with hepatitis C. He was sentenced to 39 years in federal prison. Article

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