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LAS VEGAS -- The Vintner Grill banquet facility inside the Fashion Show Mall has been shut down. According to the Southern Nevada Health District website, the facility was closed Friday after an inspectionMore>>
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The funeral for Marcos Arenas, a 15-year-old boy apparently killed over an iPad was held Friday.More>>
Sunday, May 26 2013 2:41 AM EDT2013-05-26 06:41:49 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Junior Grizzlies football team is putting in work at the park. They hope to make it to a football tournament in California and that means firing up the grill and selling plates of food.More>>
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Saturday, May 25 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:23:54 GMT
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Saturday, May 25 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:50:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County pools opened this weekend, just in time for the three day weekend. Saturday was opening day for Desert Breeze Water Park and a number of other public pools with children eagerMore>>
Clark County pools opened this weekend, just in time for the three day weekend.More>>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:27 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:27:34 GMT
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Thousands of people are expected to go to Lake Mead this weekend, to cool off and relax.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:27:45 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:59:58 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the Clark County school board may have opened itself up to legal problems in appointing a new superintendent late Tuesday. A private citizenMore>>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the Clark County school board may have opened itself up to legal problems in appointing a new superintendent late Tuesday.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:40:18 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital will maintain its federal funding despite not meeting some of the government's requirements. The hospital came under scrutiny for its discharging procedures.More>>
The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital will maintain its federal funding despite not meeting some of the government's requirements.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- The recent arrest of a doctor has resulted in former patients contacting the I-Team to find out what happened to their medical records.
For years, the I-Team has tracked down medical records that disappear when doctors stopped practicing. It's not often that a doctor unexpectedly dies or is arrested. But when it happens, it means patient records fall between the cracks, where state regulators don't look.
Dr. Vinay Bararia was arrested twice. First, this summer, for allegedly selling painkilling drugs from a hospital parking lot. Bararia was arrested the second time for violating his release conditions while awaiting trial.
Jeri Sobarnia, a former patient of the doctor, said she doesn't have her medical records.
"My whole family has gone to that doctor. We adored him. We liked his care. It'd be nice to have the records for future things. You never know what's going to happen," Sobarnia said.
Initially, the state medical board told the I-Team they didn't know where Dr. Bararia's records were. The I-Team was able to track the records down to Bararia's former business partner, Dr. William Maranon. His office staff said they only took the records as a favor and have no legal obligation to do so.
This isn't the first time patient records have disappeared. In 2009, Dr. Edna Makabenta was murdered in her office. The records were destroyed leaving cancer patients without lifesaving information.
State senator and doctor, Joe Hardy, is expected to push his idea to make doctors write a will explaining where patients records go if they aren't available. Hardy, a Republican, might also press for more oversight by the medical board.
"This is going to be a bipartisan effort," he said. "We're going to have people that recognize there's a problem and we'll get something done, both with the information and where the record is."
Sobarnia said she is grateful for any help in finding her medical records.
"I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who have no clue where their records are," she said.
Only five of Bararia's former patients have picked up their medical records. Hundreds of patient medical records remain.
Former patients of Bararia's may call Dr. William Maranon's office at 702-889-9129 and ask for office manager Miller Sharp.