Hepatitis C

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Judge Rules On Witnesses In Desai Trial

A Nevada judge says defense attorneys can present one rebuttal witness at a competency hearing next month for the former physician-owner of a clinic at the center of a 2008 Las Vegas hepatitis outbreak.

12/13/2011

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Latest Hepatitis C Trial Begins Today

Opening arguments are set to begin today in the latest civil trial involving the valley’s hepatitis C outbreak.

CBS Las Vegas–10/25/2011

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Jury Awards Couple $104M In Vegas Hepatitis Case

A Nevada jury has found drug companies liable for $104 million in damages in a third product liability lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak four years ago at Las Vegas outpatient colonoscopy clinics.

10/12/2011

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Desai Back In Court

The doctor at the center of the hepatitis C outbreak appeared for a brief hearing regarding whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial.

CBS Las Vegas–10/11/2011

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Drug Firms Told To Pay $162M In Hepatitis C Case

A Nevada jury is ordering pharmaceutical companies to pay $162.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit stemming from a Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak in 2008.

10/10/2011

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Lawyer: Drugmakers Knew Vials Led To Contamination

A lawyer for a husband and wife suing two drug companies over a hepatitis C outbreak says company officials purposely sold large containers of an anesthetic for re-use.

08/18/2011

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Lawyer Pushes For Delay In Hepatitis Trial

An attorney for one of the nurses charged in the hepatitis C outbreak wants a delay in the upcoming trial.  The “Review-Journal” says District Judge Donald Mosley accused Michael Cristalli of trying to “manufacture” a […]

CBS Las Vegas–02/24/2011

Will Budget Woes Limit Health Inspections?

Remember 2008’s hepatitis C crisis, where a local colonoscopy clinic infected over a hundred patients by reusing syringes?   Because of budgetary constraints, the chances of this, or something similar happening in the future, is frighteningly high.

01/13/2011

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