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  • The Health Plan of Nevada Gambled With The Lives of Nevada Families.
  • The Health Plan of Nevada dropped Dr. Desai because of complaints about the quality of care and hired him back years later because he gave an extraordinarily low bid.
  • "We will prove that the Health Plan of Nevada knew what was going on at the clinics, they knew about the practices of the doctors and did nothing," Robert Eglet, attorney for the plaintiffs.
  • "The Health Plan of Nevada took billions in insurance premiums from Nevada families. The HMO is responsible for the doctors they require patients to use," said Robert Eglet
  • $15 billion in premiums were paid to the Health Plan of Nevada by Nevada families from 1997- 2007. The Health Plan of Nevada collected $1.8 billion from Clark County families in 2012.

Evans Trial Facts:  Actual Testimony from the HMO Trial Las Vegas :
 
Below are some of the highlights from the actual HMO trial questions / answers by the attorneys and witness.  You will be able to review the exact courtroom questions and answers.  Only facts presented at this web site, enjoy.


Q. And it wasn’t that you just saw him once, you saw him there hundreds of times?
A. I did hundreds of procedures with him. I’m not sure that he actually came there hundreds of times. Because sometimes he would do 15 procedures in an afternoon.
Q. Sometimes he would do 20 in an afternoon, wouldn’t he?
A. I – I don’t recall.
Q. You do recall him doing 15 in an afternoon?
A. I just used that as an example. But in general, gastroenterologists can do 15 to 20 in an afternoon.
Q. And by an afternoon, are we talking about a three-hour time period?
A. Well, I mean, that’s a pretty short afternoon, but, no. I mean, an afternoon is usually – it would start at 1:00 and end at 5:00.

Q. But most people started at 1:00, after lunch?
A. It varied.
Q. But some people started at 1:00?
A. I’m sure they did.
Q. And they went to 4:00 o’clock?
A. That was the time that I tried to have everybody finish their procedures.
Q. And that’s a three-hour time period?
A. Between 1:00 and 4:00 ?
Q. Right.
A. Yes.

Q. So if you had been there and someone had taken shorter than, what, ten minutes, four minutes to get in, six minutes to withdraw, shorter than ten minutes, you would be concerned that they weren’t spending enough time; right?
A. Are you talking again about the a colonoscopy in which–
Q. Screening. Screening.
A. – in which you reach the cecum?
Q. Right
A. I would say ten minutes is about as short as you would expect it to be. You wouldn’t expect any longer – or any shorter because you need at least two or three minutes to get in.
Q. And the reason you need two or three minutes to get in is because you have got to put the scope in, come over, and come down; right?
A. Correct.
Q. So if you knew someone was doing it in less than ten minutes on average, that would concern you; right?
A. Less than ten minutes on average?
Q. Right.
A. And they reached the cecum, then that would probably be too short.

Q. Now, if he was doing 20 operations in three hours, that average nine minutes an operation?
A. 20 – okay.
Q. Yes.
A. Yes.
Q. And you’ve already told me that if you saw someone averaging under ten minutes, you would be concerned; right?
A. I said that would be on the very shorter end, if that was average especially, yes.
 

 

 

 

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