September 9, 2003
Nebraska filed a petition against Javed in July that could result in the loss of his medical license. More than 80 lawsuits have been filed against the doctor. Although the state was not made aware of problems at the clinic until September 2002, two months after Javed left the country, area doctors had warned Javed for months that something was amiss, the state's petition contends.
Javed, who is now Punjab health minister in northeastern Pakistan, told Pakistan's Daily Times newspaper that the allegations are part of anti-Muslim propaganda in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States. "There is currently an anti-Muslim campaign in America that is also targeting educated Muslims," he told the paper. But attorney James Allen Davis, who represents about 20 lawsuit plaintiffs, said concerns about Javed were raised more than two years before the attacks.
Javed said he was not responsible for the negligence of his nurses or other staff. He said it is ridiculous to blame him for the outbreak since hepatitis C takes more than three years to develop, the length of time he was in charge of the clinic.
09.09.03; Phil Rooney
The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our content and advertising policies.
|No Increased Risk of Liver Cancer After Hepatitis C Treatment With Direct-Acting Antivirals|
|This Week in HIV Research: Another Person Possibly Cured of HIV; and Long-Acting Rilpivirine Suppresses HIV in Rectal Tissue|
|This Week in HIV Research: HIV-Related Inflammation May Be Irreversible; and Genetically Engineered T-Cells Resist HIV|
|How Close Are We to a Cure for HIV? A Q&A With HIV Cure Scientific Superstars|
|Dolutegravir and the Central Nervous System: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2016|