Feds allege Theranos caused patient harm via false HIV, pregnancy test results  

After Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes filed a motion last month to get patient-related felony charges dismissed in her indictment, federal prosecutors filed a response detailing allegations of inaccurate test results and the harm they caused those patients, reports The Mercury News, a Silicon Valley newspaper.

For example, one woman allegedly grieved the loss of her unborn child after receiving test results from Theranos that said she miscarried. However, according to the prosecutors' filing, the patient later found out her pregnancy was still viable. Others received incorrect pregnancy test results, and others still received inaccurate HIV diagnoses, according to the report. 

Ms. Holmes faces four counts of fraud related to patients, and another seven counts related to investors. 

A judge will review the motion to dismiss in February, and her trial will begin Aug. 4, according to the report.

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Editor's note: This article was updated Jan. 17 at 4:24 p.m.

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