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State officials investigating abrupt closure of KE Medical Group

Dangerous drugs left in the offices of the KE Medical Group that abruptly closed earlier this month — leaving hundreds of patients without health care — have been confiscated by state authorities, according to Doug Cooper, executive director of the Nevada State Medical Board.

Health Plan of Nevada loses bid to dismiss lawsuit over hepatitis C

Facing a new judge, Health Plan of Nevada on Tuesday lost its attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two former clients who say they contracted hepatitis C infections after treatment by former doctor Dipak Desai.

Lawsuits filed against Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in child deaths

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and its director of pharmacy, Wilson Chu, purchased a contaminated cardiac drug from an unaccredited compounding pharmacy that ultimately led to the 2012 deaths of two Las Vegas children, two lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court allege.

Sunrise Hospital joins settlement with federal government over Medicare charges

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is one of 55 hospitals in 21 states that have agreed to pay the federal government a total of more than $34 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for a back procedure, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jury foreman hopes Desai verdict sends message

The foreman of the jury that convicted Dr. Dipak Desai and nurse anesthetist Ronald Lakeman in the hepatitis C outbreak says he hopes the medical community learns a big lesson from the verdict.

ACLU announces ‘patient dumping’ lawsuit

A lawsuit over allegations of patient dumping at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas drew in the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada because it’s “a major civil rights issue.”

ACLU sues psychiatric hospital for alleged ‘patient dumping’

James F. Brown hopes the civil rights class action lawsuit filed late Tuesday afternoon over allegations of patient dumping by Nevada’s Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas will serve as a lesson — a lesson for Nevada and other states not to improperly discharge mentally ill patients.

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