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$24 Million Win for Victims of Hepatitis C Outbreak

April 11, 2013

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Accidentally infected with Hepatitis C at a Las Vegas endoscopy clinic, three victims were awarded $24 million by a Nevada jury.

Tears in court as victims of the ‘largest hepatitis C outbreak in U.S. history’ are awarded $24million

  •     Patients infected during unsafe endoscopy practices at Las Vegas clinics
  •     Investigators traced nine cases to clinics owned by doctor Dipak Desai
  •     A further 105 also had disease, but not conclusively linked to his units
  •     Jury found Nevada’s largest health management group liable for damages
  •     Three victims – Bonnie and Carl Brunson, and Helen Meyer – win $24m
  •     Their lawyer is now pursuing $1billion punitive damages against firm

By Simon Tomlinson

PUBLISHED: 03:36 EST, 5 April 2013

Three victims of what is believed to be the largest outbreak of hepatitis C in U.S. history have been awarded $24million (£15m) in compensation.

A jury in Nevada found the state’s largest health management organisation liable for damages after patients were infected during treatment at Las Vegas clinics.

The outbreak became public in early 2008 when the Southern Nevada Health District in the city notified more than 50,000 patients to get tested for blood-borne diseases including AIDS.

Health investigators later traced hepatitis C infections of nine people to procedures conducted in 2007 at endoscopy clinics owned by doctor Dipak Desai.

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  • infected in vegas

    I was infected in Las Vegas in my opinion it was not accidental it was greed on theowners part reusing needle and vials of medication all greed . The doctor that did this should be sent back to where he came from with nothing should not be allowed to take all the money he made , it should be used to help all the people he harmed!!!!!!