Ex-business manager to testify in Las Vegas hep C case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A woman who managed Las Vegas outpatient medical facilities in 2007 is due to testify before a jury hearing allegations that her former clinic physician-owner and an employee are responsible for seven patients becoming infected with incurable hepatitis C -- including one who later died.
Tonya Rushing's lawyer, Louis Schneider, says Rushing's testimony is due Monday in Clark County District Court.
Rushing is expected to be a key witness against former physician and clinic owner Dipak Desai and former nurse anesthetist Ronald Lakeman.
Their trial started more than a month ago.
Desai and Lakeman face 28 charges, including criminal neglect, reckless disregard, theft, insurance fraud and murder.