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July, 2019


Bhagavat Katha Recital at the Radha Govinda/ISKCON Temple

The community is invited to the Bhagavat Katha recital by a renowned scholar His Grace Lal Govind Das for four days beginning Saturday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 14th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Radha Govinda Temple, 8825 Escondido St., Las Vegas. During the Bhagavat Katha recital, the temple will also celebrate Jhulan Yatra – Sri Radha Krishna Swing Festival.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Dr. Yogesh Patel

Dr. Yogesh Patel of Las Vegas Surgical Associates has been sued for a botched surgery.  It is alleged that Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates were negligent in their care and treatment of patient George Small, Jr.   It is further alleged that defendants Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates breached the standard of care they owed to patient George Small Jr. by failing to provide reasonable and competent medical treatment and monitoring. The lawsuit states that defendant Dr. Patel had a duty to adequately and properly evaluate, diagnose, andRead More

Clark County Commission Seeks Members for the Asian Americans for the Asian-American Pacific Islanders Community Commission

To engage and connect with the growing and prosperous Asian community in Southern Nevada, County Commissioner Tick Segerblom has initiated a concerted outreach effort to connect with the Asian community. In the last Clark County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board has approved a formation of Asian American Pacific Islanders Community Commission.  The commission will have 15 members from diverse Asian community who must be a resident of the Clark County.  The Board will appoint one member to serve as the Chairman and one member to serve as Vice-Chairman.  The purpose ofRead More

Upset Hindus urge Charlotte fitness-wear firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Charlotte (North Carolina) based fitness-wear brand USFitGirls for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s legs. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees. Zed, who is President of Universal Society ofRead More

Nevada Heart & Vascular Center Agrees To Pay $2.5 Million Settlement Claim Involving Medicare Kickback Scheme

Nevada Heart & Vascular Center is celebrating it’s 20th year in Vegas and where many of the Indian American Physicians are practicing for many years, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle claims alleging that it referred patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks paid by the testing companies. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold accountable fraudulent medical companies that seek to line their pockets by undermining the integrity of health care programs,” said U.S. Attorney Trutanich. “We work closely with our law enforcement partners to stop illicitRead More

Medical Board Files a Complaint Against Dr. Asher Shahzad

The Investigative Committee of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners filed a formal complaint against Dr. Asher Shahzad alleging two violations alleging malpractice and failure to maintain timely, legible, accurate and complete medical records. The patient died as Dr. Shahzad failed to consider tuberculosis in his differential diagnosis. The complaint states that a patient who had given birth to a premature twins was referred to another Physician for evaluation of possible mastitits – an inflammation of breast tissues that sometimes may lead to infection.  The physician evaluated her for mastitisRead More

Bribery Alleged at Nevada DMV. Indian Employees Named

The lawsuit, which was unsealed Wednesday at the Review-Journal’s request, also claims the company, Tech Mahindra, hired former DMV Executive Director Troy Dillard in 2016 after he helped it secure the $75 million contract. Former Tech Mahindra Senior Vice President Brian Coffey sued the company in September 2017 after he was fired for blocking the alleged bribes to state information technology employees Anand Vijayaraghavan and Karuppuswamy Manivannan through a third-party corporation, according to the lawsuit. While the lawsuit complaint lists Manivannan as the last name, other public records appear toRead More

Attorney Discusses Legal Pitfalls Faced by New Physicians, Mentions Dr. Dipak Desai

Newly licensed doctors must take care not only to provide top-quality medical care, but also to avoid numerous potential legal perils. That was the advice attorney Crane Pomerantz provided recently to UNLV School of Medicine internal medicine residents — physicians who have finished medical school and are now receiving training in their chosen specialty. He emphasized that doctors just starting their careers can unwittingly end up in legal trouble. Pomerantz knows his way around health care law. He was the criminal health care fraud coordinator in the U.S. attorney’s office forRead More