The long awaited criminal trial of Dr. Dipak Desai stemming from the hepatitis C outbreak is moving forward as planned next week.
Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that the District Judge Valerie Adair ruled from the bench Tuesday that a series of small strokes Desai suffered in February did not further harm his ability to assist his lawyers and that there was no need to reopen the issue of Desai’s competency.
The judge made her decision after reading a 28-page report from an independent Los Angeles neurologist who reviewed the hospital reports of Desai’s February strokes. The neurologist, David Palestrant, suggested Desai might have been exaggerating the extent of his physical impairments, Adair said.
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