The criminal, federal and a health district investigation makes progress as the health district says they can genetically link four of the hepatitis C cases to one person on September 21, 2007. Reporter Edward Lawrence talks to lawmakers about the case.More>>
The hepatitis outbreak is the largest public health crisis in Nevada state history. The Chief Deputy District Attorney prosecuting the case says there will be criminal charges and it will involve a number of defendants. Reporter Edward Lawrence has the details.More>>
Trudy Thomas waits for the Southern Nevada Health District letter telling her she could possibly have hepatitis or HIV. She had several procedures at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada on Shadow Lane. Reporter Edward Lawrence has the story.More>>
Another lawsuit is going to be filed over the hepatitis cases and unsafe medical practices. Attorney Jerry Gillock is going to sue a number of groups. They include the Endoscopy Center as well as a company hired for quality control. More>>
Two judges signed orders blocking Las Vegas doctors Eladio Carrera and Dipak Desai from practicing medicine. Reporter Melissa Duran has the details about concerns that Desai may be attempting to leave the country.More>>
The health district says there is now an eighth case of a person who contracted hepatitis C after undergoing a procedure at a local medical center that is under investigation for using unsafe practices. Reporter Edward Lawrence has the story.More>>
Police, patients, lawyers and investigators say they're having a lot of trouble sifting through the mountain of records seized from six medical offices affiliated with a clinic at the center of the big hepatitis C outbreak. Reporter Melissa Duran takes a closer look in her report.More>>
Patients who visited the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada between 2004 and 2008 were told to be tested, but the clinic has been open since 2000, leaving four more years in question. Reporter Aaron Drawhorn has the details.More>>
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When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
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As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
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Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
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LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
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Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
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One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
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The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
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The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.More>>
A hearing held about assets of Drs. Dipak Desai and Eladio Carrers concluded late Tuesday. Attorneys were trying to get Desai's assets frozen, saying he may be trying to protect his money illegally. The judge granted a preliminary injunction.
The injunction was granted against Dr. Desai, his wife and Dr. Eladio Carrera and any entities they own. They must get court approval to move money and assets over $50,000.
An injunction was not granted against Dr. Vishvinder Sharma and Dr. Clifford Carrol. The judge says he only imposed this against the doctors who had their licenses suspended by the state medical board.
The ruling is a victory for the attorneys representing thousands of patients of the business. They wanted the injunction so the doctors could not hide assets.
Dominique Pollara, Desai's attorney said, "The plaintiffs have no right to the property. They have no interest in the property."
"Without the injunction here, judge, this court and all of these attorneys, thousands of victims may very well waste two years of their lives," said John Muije, plaintiffs' attorney.
Desai is the doctor at the center of the hepatitis scare which exposed patients to hepatitis. He's the owner of the Southern Nevada Endoscopy Center, which is in the middle of the investigation.
Attorneys for some of those patients say they want to make sure Desai doesn't move his assets to protect them.
"There has been some talk and some hanky panky that Dr. Desai transferring assets of automobiles, cash, some bank accounts and if that's true, there are some terribly injured people who are suffering as a result of Dr. Desai's actions," said Ed Bernstein.
Also, the Las Vegas City Council will try to decide Wednesday what to do with the $500,000 fine levied against the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada.
The health department and Metro have asked for some of the some of the money to offset costs of the investigation.
The DA's office is also asking for a part of it to help in any possible prosecution.