Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Endocsopy Claims Settled in Vegas

A judge has ruled 18 people who contracted hepatitis C from the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada can receive a settlement in their cases against Dr. Dipak Desai.

Judge Allan Earl said each of those 18 patients will each receive an undisclosed amount of money for their case. The money will be paid by the Nevada Mutual Insurance Company.

The settlement with 18 former patients of the clinics blamed for the outbreak was made by Nevada Mutual Insurance Co. on behalf of doctors and nurse anesthetists who handled their treatment.