Hepatitis

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Former Endoscopy Clinic Manager Takes Plea Deal

A former clinic manager has taken a plea deal for a health fraud case stemming from the valley’s 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

05/14/2014

Dr. Dipak Desai - KXNT photo

Dipak Desai Receives Life Sentence

The doctor convicted in Las Vegas’ hepatitis C outbreak will learn his punishment today.

10/24/2013

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Doctor Indicted For Unsafe Practices

A local urologist has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly telling staffers to reuse needle guides.

10/03/2013

Dr. Dipak Desai (photo: Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

Desai Found Guilty On All Charges

A Nevada state court jury found former doctor and Las Vegas endoscopy clinic owner Dipak Desai guilty of all 27 charges against him — including second-degree murder — in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

07/02/2013

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Reno Area’s 3rd Hepatitis A Case; Costco Berries

Washoe County health officials have identified a third case of hepatitis A as part of a multi-state outbreak linked to frozen berries sold by Costco.

06/29/2013

Jury Begins Hearing Hep C Outbreak Case

A jury is seated and prosecutors are making opening statements in the trial of a former endoscopy clinic owner and an employee accused of causing a 2007 Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak.

05/07/2013

Criminal Trail Begins For Dr. Dipak Desai

Jury selection begins Monday in the criminal trial for the doctor at the heart of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas.

04/22/2013

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Desai’s Competency Contemplated

A Nevada judge is due to consider the fitness of a once prominent Las Vegas physician to stand trial on criminal charges in a 2008 hepatitis outbreak.

CBS Las Vegas–01/27/2012

Judge To Rule On Desai’s Competency

A Nevada judge is considering the ground rules for an upcoming hearing about whether the former physician-owner of a clinic at the center of a 2008 Las Vegas hepatitis outbreak is fit for trial on felony charges.

CBS Las Vegas–12/13/2011

(Photo: CBS) Dr. Dipak Desai

Not Guilty Plea For Desai In Vegas Hepatitis Case

A lawyer for a former physician-owner of Las Vegas-area endoscopy clinics entered a not guilty plea to federal conspiracy and fraud charges stemming from a 2008 hepatitis outbreak that affected thousands of patients.

10/13/2011

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