Las Vegas Endoscopy Owner Gets Life in Prison for Hepatitis C Outbreak
A former doctor and owner of a chain of Las Vegas endoscopy clinics was recently sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the largest Hepatitis C outbreak in the U.S., which occurred in 2007. Dipak Desai, age 63, was charged with 27 crimes, including second-degree murder caused by infected medical instruments. Keith Mathahs, age 77, was the whistleblower who brought the complaint against Desai, but faces probation or up to six years in prison for his involvement in the crimes.
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