Murder Indictment Against Nurse in Hepatitis C Case Allowed to Stand

January 3, 2013

HAIs in the News: Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 3, 2013

A district court judge refused to dismiss a murder indictment against nurse anesthetist Ronald Lakeman in the Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

After a brief hearing, District Judge Valerie Adair noted prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence to the grand jury tying Lakeman to the alleged conspiracy leading to the death of Rodolfo Meana, a victim of the 2007 outbreak.

[Dipak] Desai, 63, and Lakeman, 65, are facing a second-degree murder charge in Meana’s death, along with a series of other charges, including criminal neglect of patients and insurance fraud, tied to the hepatitis infections of Meana and six other people in the outbreak.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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