LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- A nurse who pleaded guilty on five counts related to the hepatitis c outbreak took the stand today in the ongoing trialof Dr. Depak Desai.
Keith Mathahs told jurors he had been a certified registered nurse anesthetist for more than three decades before going to work at defendant Dipak Desai's clinic.
Mathahs said he had never before re-used syringes to administer propofol and knew there was a risk.
He is one of two former nurses charged along with Desai after patients contracted hepatitis c at two local endoscopy centers.
Mathahs received a plea deal in exchange for his testimony.