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Exeter man settles suit over hepatitis infection

A man who was infected with hepatitis C during last year’s outbreak at Exeter Hospital has settled his civil lawsuit against the hospital and others.

Court documents say Exeter resident Ronald Dufresne reached the settlements. His lawyer, Michael Rainboth, told the Portsmouth Herald that terms of the settlements are confidential.

One party named in the suit that hasn’t reached a settlement, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, is seeking to have the civil case moved from Superior Court to federal court.

Dufresne had filed suit against ARRT, Exeter Hospital, Triage Staffing, the American HealthCare Services Association and Maxim Staffing in response to being infected with hepatitis C by the alleged criminal actions of former Exeter Hospital employee David Kwiatkowski.

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