Reno couple accuses Renown of deceptive practices

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Updated: 12/22/2013 10:18 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno parents of a young girl with leukemia are suing Renown Regional Medical Center and its former pediatric oncologist, claiming they misrepresented the hospital's ability to care for their child and violated the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Clint and Rebecca Echevarria say hospital officials falsely suggested it was the only facility in northern Nevada that could treat their 3-year-old and told them she wasn't stable enough to move to Children's Primary Hospital in Utah.

The suit, filed last week in Washoe District Court, also says the Reno hospital misrepresented its affiliation with a group of experts who oversee clinical trials for children with cancer.

Lawyer Bill Jeanney, who represents the family, told the Reno Gazette-Journal Renown put the child's health at risk solely for financial reasons.

Renown officials declined comment, citing privacy regulations.

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lie2menomo - 5/7/2014 10:34 AM
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I hope this couple gets justice for the loss of their child. In 2003 my Father died from pressure sores and MRSA. This hospital did the same to him. At the time i was unable to get any help to the harm they caused him and me. I am still very affected and would like to offer any help i can. I have a very well documented history of facts, Proving how deceptive they are and how and why this happens. They are very well aware of my story, I wish you all the best and hope you receive compaction and respect from the justice system. Do not stop fighting. I lost my first baby in another case in 1982,This was a wrongful death case and it was many years until i was able to understand the pain and loss i endured. I consider myself very involved in the truth regarding your experience. I want you to understand it never goes away the practices done in hospitals. It is as if you are watching a murder go on to laugh at you. Very hard to move on from. I suffer from severe trust issues, and this is something that has impact in health care. I am not going to go get care from hospital if they don't practice caring. Please read Complications by Atul Gawande. It will tell what Doctors and hospitals are up too. God bless your family and all the others, being harmed.

FoolontheHill - 12/22/2013 9:20 AM
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"And its former Pediatric Oncologist" kind of hints that something's wrong.

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