Nurse Arrested for Infecting Patients with Hepatitis C
A Washington nurse, Cora Weberg, 31, may face assault charges for stealing injectable drugs from her workplace, Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital, and intentionally injecting the drugs in patients, infecting them with hepatitis C.
In a safety alert, the MultiCare Health System said: “Good Samaritan and local and state health department officials have conducted a thorough investigation and determined that one of our nurses was removing higher-than-normal amounts of narcotics from our dispensing system and admitted to diverting medications intended for patients,”.
The hospital even recommended 2600 patient who might have been nursed by Weberg between August 4, 2017, and March 23, 2018, for getting tested with hepatitis C. According to Puyallup police Weberg, who herself is suffering from hepatitis C, “intentionally contaminated medicine or another substance with her own blood.” Moreover, the hospital workers also said earlier that Weberg was “surprised” to know that she had the virus when she took a test back in March.
Police have arrested Weber, however, she is yet to be charged. Police are suggesting that she faces second-degree assault charges for the crime.
On the other hand, Weberg’s defense attorney has claimed that the hospital has no evidence against Weber that she infected the patients intentionally. The attorney even said that the hospital needed a scapegoat as they themselves are facing civil litigation due to the hepatitis C outbreak in their hospital.
“So what they know is, they’re facing civil litigation and they’ve got to find a scapegoat. What better person than someone who’s got some narcotics issues, right?” said Weberg’s defense attorney.
Well, let just wait for the police investigation to get over, and we will know whether its Weberg who face sentence or the hospital