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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.

Labus 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 Q. All of these things we've been talking about

2 improper injection practices. Improper scope cleaning,

3 improper hand washing and glove misuse, reusing biopsy

4 equipment, reusing bite blocks, et cetera, are these

5 all substandard medical practices?

6 A. Yes.

7 Q. That could result in the spread of diseases

8 between patients?

9 A. Yes.

10 And were all these improper medical practices

11 thlngs that you and your team actually saw with you

12 eyes?

13 A. With the exception of the reuse of the biopsy

14 equipment, yes.

15 Q. These medical practices were not hidden from

16 you?

17 A. No, they were not.

18 Q. Okay. And did they occur right in front of

19 you when the healthcare professionals knew you were

20 watching?

21 A. Yes.

22 Q. Okay. In addition to observing procedures,

23 did you and the investigation team interview ECSN

24 healthcare providers and staff as well?

25 A. Yes, we did.
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1 A. Thatís correct.

2 Q. Okay. So let me ask you: How long did it

3 take you and your team to observe the infection control

4 problems? was it on that -- that first and second day

5 you actually observed procedures and observed what was

6 going on in the clinic?

7 A. The first one I noticed would have been the

8 first time I stepped into the room and saw the

9 CRNA Hubbard not wearing two gloves.

10 Q. All right. So the first time you observed

11 these infection control practices was the first time

12 you stepped in the room at the clinic, right?

13 A. Yes.

14 Q. Okay. It didn't take you two years, by the

15 time you wrote your report, for you to be able to

16 observe these infection control -- or these substandard

17 infection control practices, right?

18 A. Thatís correct.

19 Q. Okay. So if someone wore to suggest that an

20 investigation of the clinics would not have revealed

21 the breaches of infection that you saw and your

22 team saw, would that be correct?

23 A No. Our investigation did find those

24 problems.

25 Q. Okay. You would agree with me that -- that --

 

 

 

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