In February 2008, one of Las Vegas’s biggest health crises came to light. Two endoscopy clinics in Sin City had potentially infected one hundred and fourteen Las Vegans with Hepatitis C by the repeated reuse of anesthesia in injection vials and even needles with multiple patients. By not following safe injection practices the 14 doctors and nurse anesthetists had potentially infected thousands of Clark County residents with the blood borne disease that many doctors believe is impossible to completely cure and to which there is no vaccine. If you have been infected by Hepatitis C in Las Vegas, contact the attorneys of Benson and Bingham to discuss your case. The attorneys at Benson and Bingham have significant experience with Las Vegas bad drug and Southern Nevada medical malpractice cases.
The fourteen doctors deemed responsible for the Hepatitis C outbreak amounted for almost twenty five percent of gastroenterologists in the Las Vegas area.
Since nearly one quarter of the Southern Valleys’ doctors who practice medicine on the small intestine, stomach, spleen, liver and other digestive organs, is it safe to visit a Las Vegas gastroenterologist? In fact, many patients in Las Vegas have been postponing stomach surgeries and procedures. It is common knowledge that other than the owner of the Endoscopy Center of So. Nevada, Dipak Desai, has been potentially the only person held accountable for the Las Vegas Hepatitis C outbreak. In fact, some groups and medical industry watchdogs have begun to call for sanctions and disciple for the other doctors who worked for the clinics that perpetrated the Clark County Hepatitis C outbreak. If you contracted Hepatitis or another disease due to Las Vegas medical malpractice or negligence, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
Benson and Bingham is a Southern Nevada personal injury law firm that has significant experience in Clark County medical malpractice and almost all other Las Vegas personal injury cases. In fact, in 2010 and 2011, our efforts secured over $24,000,000 for our clients!