LAS VEGAS (CN) – Two doctors allegedly involved in the reused syringe scandal in Nevada face more legal troubles – accused of defaulting on $300,000 worth of equipment leases.
Kingsbridge Healthcare Finance claims in Clark County Court that Vishvinder Sharma and Dipak Desai leased colonoscopes, video processors, gastroscopes and other items for their Spanish Hills Surgical Center, but defaulted in May 2008.
Sharma and Desai are at the center of what is believed to be Nevada’s largest class of medical malpractice cases, with at least 5,000 plaintiffs.
In 2008, The Southern Nevada Health District urged more than 40,000 patients to get tested for hepatitis B and C and HIV after accusations surfaced that doctors and nurses at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada reused syringes and vials of anesthesia over a four-year period. Other clinics, including the Spanish Hills Surgical Center, were later accused of reusing syringes as well.
Both facilities, along with at least one other, were shuttered by authorities last year.
Kingsbridge Healthcare is represented by Alan Lefebvre of Kolesar Leatham.