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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:38 PM

Doc whose Fremont (NE) clinic infected patients with hepatitis seeks N.Y. license to practice

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Rick Ruggles

Dr. Tahir Ali Javed, whose Fremont cancer clinic infected dozens of patients with hepatitis a little more than a decade ago, has applied for reinstatement of his medical license in New York.

Javed, 47, fled to his native Pakistan 10 years ago, when the severity of the hepatitis outbreak became known. His medical license in Nebraska was revoked. He surrendered his New York license.

In Pakistan, Javed became a public health official and reportedly blamed the situation in Nebraska on anti-Muslim sentiment.

Unsanitary practices in the Fremont clinic led to hepatitis C infections in at least 99 patients, several of whom died.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20121227/LIVEWELL01/712279912/1685#doc-whose-fremont-clinic-infected-patients-with-hepatitis-seeks-n-y-license-to-practice



Nurses were instructed to re-use needles etc. None of them complained to the state about what was going on!

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ForgoTheConsequence Dec 2012 #1
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #2
shcrane71 Dec 2012 #5
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #6
DRoseDARs Dec 2012 #3
valerief Dec 2012 #4

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:45 PM

1. Let him believe he's getting it back.

And then promptly arrest him at the airport when he gets here again. Life in prison for this animal.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:47 PM

2. The term "nurse" is often used pretty loosely--I'm wondering if these were

actual RN's and LPN's reusing syringes (which would go against everything you're ever taught as a nurse and would probably violate rules by state nursing boards), or if they were medical assistants (cheaper than actual nurses!), who generally work in clinics and basically do whatever doctors tell them.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:32 PM

5. There are little to no protections for whistleblowers... especially in Nebraska.

In fact, exposing wrong-doing in our society often results in economic suicide and isolation for the whistleblower. Kill-the-messenger is systemic problem.

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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:47 PM

6. They might have been fired, it's true, but that's way better

than losing their nursing licenses. And they should lose their licenses, if these were actual nurses--or at least undergo some sort of disciplinary action. They knowingly put their patients at risk. I don't know of any facility or agency that would allow or encourage re-use of syringes or needles between patients.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

3. Multiple deaths? Fleeing across borders? That makes him an international fugitive, n'est-ce pas?

Shouldn't Interpol be all over this guy's ass by now?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. Wow, with his ethics, I'm amazed he's not running for Congress. nt

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