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Endoscopy Center Calamity – Accidental or Reckless?

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So was is Endoscopy Center catastrophe an “accident,” or an instance of calculated, reckless indifference to the rights and safety of fellow human beings? I have my opinion as a lawyer handling these claims, and so do others from their vantage.

Brian Labus, a senior epidemiologist at the Southern Nevada Health District, is quoted in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal as saying, “This didn’t happen by accident. What happened here is something that every nursing and medical school teaches its students not to do. There is nothing they can possibly say that can justify what they’ve done.”

That’s good enough for me, and the issue now becomes, where do we as a community go from here? Certainly the status quo with respect to the policing of medical labs has been exposed as not good enough.