Pennsylvania physician John Park, MD, has been charged for allegedly using unsanitary needles during nerve block injections. (WPXI)
Two new lawsuits have been filed against Lehigh Valley Health Network and its child abuse pediatrician Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD, claiming children were wrongly taken from their parents because of a false diagnosis of child abuse. In the first suit, a mother charged that the false diagnosis led to her five children being taken from her for 4 years. In the second suit, parents of a 2-month-old baby who was seen for a red mark on her eye claim they were forced to sign a “safety plan” or else the county would take custody of their child. (WFMZ)
A Nevada woman is suing a doctor and hospital for allegedly leaving behind a surgical sponge in her body after her C-section in 2005. (NBC News)
Washington state-based MultiCare Health System has been accused of endangering patient safety and fraudulently billing insurers for encouraging former neurosurgeon Jason Dreyer, DO, to do more procedures, even though it was aware of “red flags” about his judgment from his previous employer, according to federal prosecutors. Dreyer previously agreed to pay almost $1.2 million to settle charges that he performed unnecessary neurosurgery procedures at Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center, and that hospital agreed to pay nearly $23 million to resolve false billing claims for those alleged unnecessary procedures.
California infectious disease doctor William Thompson, MD, has been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of male patients throughout his career. (CBS Los Angeles)
Nurse Florrie McCarthy is suing her former employer, Massachusetts General Hospital, for being wrongfully fired for refusing a COVID booster despite requesting a medical exemption following adverse reactions to the first two doses. (CBS Boston)
Florida physical therapist Pola Gayed, DPT, has been accused of using a hidden camera to record a 16-year-old in a changing room at Ava Rehab Clinic. (Fox 13 News)
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has filed a motion to delay payment to the family of Maya Kowalski, whose case was widely publicized by a Netflix documentary. The family won a nearly $214 million verdict. (ABC 7)
British nurse Lucy Letby, who was found guilty of murdering seven babies and trying to kill six others, has been denied permission to appeal her conviction. (Reuters)
Massachusetts doctor Sudipta Mohanty, MD, who had been accused of committing lewd acts and exposing himself to a teenage girl on a flight from Hawaii to Boston, was acquitted after a 3-day trial. (WCVB)
NewYork-Presbyterian will pay more than $800,000 to settle claims that two of its radiology practices improperly billed federal insurers for images used in image-guided radiation therapy treatments provided to cancer patients, according to federal prosecutors.
A man has been charged in the shooting death of Alexander Bulakhov, PhD, a researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, who was defending his wife and daughter during a robbery in Memphis, Tennessee. (Fox 13 Memphis)
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