September, 2007 I had a colonoscopy. In February, 2008, the local news channels reported over forty thousand (40,000) patients, including myself, had been exposed to Hepatitis B, C and HIV.
It was reported in the paper this guy was so greedy, he threatened his staff if they did not comply with his tightwad techniques to save every penny. A normal colonoscopy takes 20-30 minutes. HE WOULD DO THEM IN TEN MINUTES!!! And then brag about it!!!
For one year of my life, I lived with the unknown, while being tested for those diseases. I could not even share food with my grand sons or allow them to drink from my cup. I was absolutely paranoid around my loved ones and friends. I felt terrified. My children and husband were scared to death. My elderly parents were horrified. It goes without saying the mental/emotional anguish my family and I went through during that time. Thank God I was given the "all clear"at the end of all my testing. I feel so very lucky and Blessed to have escaped infection, when so many did not...
Google this guy and you will not believe your eyes when you read about him. Even a layman, who never worked within a hospital setting, WOULD NEVER EVEN THINK of re-using syringes and vials of anesthesia. Supposedly, the needles were changed, but one syringe, contaminated by a needle from an infected patient, re-used to withdraw anesthesia from a re-used vial, is a double whammy for infection to a healthy patient. IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNTHINKABLE and CRIMINAL!
Today, FINALLY, two years later, with delays, pleas for his "poor health" and strokes brought on by "stress", Depak Desai, his two employees (nurse anesthetists) Ronald Lakerman and Keith Mathahs, were indicted by the Grand Jury on 28 counts of racketeering, performance of an act in reckless disregard of persons or property, criminal neglect of patients, insurance fraud, theft, and obtaining money under false pretenses. Many of the charges are felonies. This guy is going away for the rest of his life! (I HOPE!!)
He surrendered today, turning himself in. He is under house arrest until he posts a one million bail. I hope he can't make bail. I hope he has to stay at the Detention Center instead of his four million dollar mansion in the Red Rock Country Club Estates. Tell me this guy's Karma did not come back to eat him alive! Paybacks are a B**%@!
I was so ecstatic when I heard it on the news, I stood and cheered!