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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.

Manning 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.


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24 You would agree with me that a reasonable
25 and responsible HM0 should be concerned with the
I health and safety of its insured members. Correct?
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3 A. Broadly speaking, correct.
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5 Q. And you would agree with me that a
6 reasonable and responsible HMO should not do
7 anything that would ham the health and safety of
8 its insured members. Right?
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10 A. They should not take a
11 deliberate action to do that.

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7 So as a general statement. as a general
8 agreement. you would agree with me that a
9 reasonable and responsible HMO should not do
I0 anything that would harm the health and safety of
11 its insured members. Right?
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14 Q. Yes?
15 A. Generally speaking, yes.
16 Q. Okay. And you would agree with me that a
17 reasonable and responsible HMO, if they know or
18 should know that one of their health care provider
19 members are treating insured member patients in an
20 unreasonably unsafe manner that could cause harm to
21 the health and/or safety of those insured members,
22 the HMO should take reasonable steps to protect the
23 health and safety of its insured members?
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25 A. If they had positive
I knowledge of something that potentially was
2 occurring then yes.
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4 Q. So you would agree with that statement?
5 A. You would expect them to take reasonable
6 steps.
7 Q. And you would agree with me that a
8 reasonable and responsible HMO, if they know or
9 should know that one of their health care provider
10 members are practicing in an unreasonably unsafe
11 manner that is below the reasonable standard of
12 care, the HMO should take reasonable steps to
13 protect its insured members from this substandard
14 care?
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17 Q. Correct?
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19 A. The issue with this question
20 and the prior one, which I tried to clarify by
21 saying having positive knowledge, is when you say
22 knows or should know. Should know is one of those
23 eye of the beholder things. That's something that
24 lawsuits are certainly filed on that topic

 

 

 

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