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Whistleblower Lawsuit filed against San Diego Surgery Centers Owners

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Dietician Jessica Meyle and surgical technologist Amy Demonbreun have filed a whistleblower lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the owners of numerous California surgical centers and the 1-800-Get-Thin marketing campaign, alleging that patients were exposed to serious risks because of unsafe care, improperly sterilized medical instruments, as well as patient referral quotas.

According to the lawsuit, patients of at least one of the surgical centers may have been exposed to an infectious disease, and that this potential exposure was never reported to the authorities. The suit claims that the machine used to sterilize medical equipment at the San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center malfunctioned on December 30, 2011, a day when eight patients’ surgeries were scheduled, including for one patient who was a carrier of the hepatitis C virus, the most serious form of hepatitis.

The lawsuit says the surgical center owners, Julian and Michael Omidi often had drugs and equipment transported in the trunks of private vehicles between the various facilities. The plaintiffs believe the unsterilized medical equipment used during the surgery of the patient with hepatitis C in San Diego were transported to the Beverly Hills facility and used on January 3, without further sterilization. disclaimer: This article: Whistleblower Lawsuit filed against San Diego Surgery Centers Owners was posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 7:25 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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