Late Monday, Clark County suspended the licenses of three additional clinics run by the same people who own the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada. Also, a criminal investigation is now underway. Watch Eyewitness News team coverage at 4, 5 & 6.More>>
Hundreds of patients are waiting for blood test results after finding out they may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV. But there are hundreds of others who aren't even aware they're at risk. One patient who was infected shows reporter Melissa Duran how it has changed his life.More>>
Two years ago George Madden went in for a routine colonoscopy. Now the clinic that performed the procedure has been shut down for unsafe health practices, and he tries not to worry that something may have gone terribly wrong. Reporter Travell Eiland had the story.More>>
While many clients of the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, are concerned about catching a virus, there are some who are also concerned about passing one along. Eye on Health spoke with a local man who's HIV positive and had a procedure at the center in question.More>>
The same three men listed as owners of the Southern Nevada Endoscopy Center which is accused of bad practices are also listed as owners of the Gastroenterology Center of Nevada on Eastern and Flamingo. More>>
Not only are patients wondering what to do next, but other valley residents say they fear the exposure problem may spread beyond those treated at the Endoscopy Eenter. This situation understandably has everyone worried. Reporter Melissa Duran takes a closer look.More>>
The city has marched in and closed the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada late Friday afternoon. That's where thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV because of unsafe practices.
"Investigators were told by many of your RN's that they knew these techniques fell below accepted medical practice and were dangerous to patients. However, they were ordered by administrators to engage in the practice in order to save money. An investigator told our licensing officials it's very hard to believe they won't do it again," said Goodman.
The mayor says business licensing officials formally took possession of the clinic's license at about 4:20 p.m. Friday afternoon. The mayor also recounted a discussion city investigators had with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
"I have been told that an officer of the CDC publicly stated that what you did was so obviously dangerous -- that any RN or MD would know that it was the equivalent of quote, "Driving the wrong way down the freeway." End quote," said Goodman.
Four doctors are named as owners of the business. They are Dipak Desai, Eladio Carrera, Vishvinder Sharma and Clifford Carrol.
The doctors are invited to come to City Hall on Monday afternoon if they choose to appeal the decision. The city says it will issue a final decision within one hour of any meeting, should the doctors choose to attend.
Monday, September 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:06:07 GMT
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:58:50 GMT
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.