October 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Henderson urologist is accused of putting patients at risk of disease after reusing needle guides during prostate procedures.
Michael S. Kaplan was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit adulteration and making a false statement to a government agency.
The indictment says Kaplan tried to save money by ignoring instructions for the single-use plastic sheaths through which needles are pushed to collect biopsy materials. He's also accused of lying to the state medical board and the media about the practice he used in 2010 and 2011.
Kaplan said in 2011 that a salesman told him he could reuse the product despite the label instructions.
Kaplan's attorney, Dominic Gentile, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal Kaplan didn't lie and intends to fight the charges.