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One of the Largest Outbreaks of Hepatitis C Tied to a Physician

November 1, 2013

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Physician re-uses syringes at his Las Vegas endoscopy clinic to save money โ€“ nine infections of Hepatitis C conclusively traced back.

Las Vegas doctor gets life sentence for hepatitis C outbreak

By Alexia Shurmur

LAS VEGAS | Thu Oct 24, 2013

(Reuters) – A former doctor convicted of second-degree murder for infecting at least nine patients with hepatitis C was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in one of the largest U.S. outbreaks of the disease tied to a physician.

Dipak Desai, 63, who infected patients by re-using syringes at his Las Vegas endoscopy clinic, will be eligible for parole after 18 years under the sentence imposed by Clark County District Judge Valerie Adair.

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  • El Bee

    Why couldn’t this have happened to “dr” Harvey Finkelstein who gave me hep c???

    • Livin’ Out Loud

      Sorry, Honey. Hope you saw my comment about seeing Dr. Leonard Goldstein, at UCLA. Or call, if you can’t go to this hospital branch. If the doc gave it to you accidentally, then I’d keep my comments to myself. Karma, you know… ๐Ÿ™‚