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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.

Hawkins #3 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.

1 Dr. Desai would slow down when he performed VIP

2 colonoscopies?

3 A. Yes, sir, I presume so, for the people that

4 worked with him.

5 Q. Do you know a gentleman by the name of

6 Dr. Ebbin?

7 A. Yes, sir.

8 Q. Alan Ebbin?

9 A. Yes, sir.

10 Q Okay. And who is Dr. Alan Ebbin?

11 A When I first started with Southwest Medical,

12 he was the head of pediatrics I think.

13 Q. Pediatrician?

14 A. Pediatrician, yes. He’s a peed pod – yeah,

15 pediatrician.

16 Q. Did you ever meet – did you ever meet

17 Dr. Ebbin’s wife?

18 A. Yes, sir.

19 Q And did you have the opportunity to assist in

20 a colonoscopy of Dr. Ebbin' s wife?

21 A. Yes, sir .

22 Q. Okay. And during or when she had her - when

23 she had her - and was this colonoscopy at Southwest

24 Medical Associates?

25 Yes, sir.

1 Q. Okay. And when Ms. – Mrs. Ebbin had her

2 colonoscopy at Southwest Medical Associates, did she

3 wait three hours for Dr. Fayad to come to do her

4 colonoscopv?

5 A. Yes, sir.

6 Q. Did you ever learn why she waited three hours

7 for Dr. Fayad as opposed to just having Dr. Desai do

8 her colonoscopy?

9 A. She trusted Dr. Fayad.

10 Q. And did you learn anything about whether she

11 trusted Dr. Desai or not?

12 A. She didn’t trust Dr. Desai.

13 Q. Did you learn anything as to whether she

14 would let Dr. Desai touch her?

15 A She said she wouldn’t.

16 Q. Are you aware that Dr. Ebbin was the head of

17 the quality assurance program for HPN?

18 A. No, sir.

19 Q. Were you aware – were you aware that

20 Dr. Ebbin was on the credentialing committee for HPN?

21 A. No, sir.

22 Q. And when did this event occur with respect to

23 Ms. Ebbin's colonoscopy at Southwest Medical

24 Associates?

25 A. I can't remember, sir, what year it was.





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