Way back in 2010, I wrote a blog post about the “prison rape” of one of the companies that manufactured the drugs improperly administered by Dr. Dipak Desai. Now another defendant is on the hook:
Officials with Health Plan of Nevada knew in the late 1990s about Desai’s poor reputation after a doctor who was employed at one facility informed the company that Desai was cutting corners and compromising patient safety, Eglet said.
I’m actually much more open-minded about this defendant’s culpability. If what the article says is true – the insurer had actual knowledge that the Dr. was a menace – it does raise serious questions as to why the insurer kept the doc on the approved list. It will be interesting to see how the trial ends.