Doc’s Murder-for-Hire Plea; Gastroenterologist Claims Insanity; Nurse Gets 30 Years

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Georgia doctor James Wan, MD, pleaded guilty to hiring a hitman he found on the dark web in a plot to murder his girlfriend, according to federal prosecutors.

Former Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologist Omar Massoud, MD, PhD, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of sexual imposition and unlawful restraint. (19 News)

The number of former patients accusing Boston rheumatologist Derrick Todd, MD, of sexual assault has grown to 120. (NBC 10)

Benjamin Danielson, MD, former medical director of a children’s clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has sued his former employer over alleged racial discrimination and retaliation. Danielson resigned in November 2020, claiming the hospital created a hostile work environment by allowing the use of racial slurs and enabling systemic racism that jeopardized the safety of patients and staff. (Seattle Times)

More patients are suing a Yale fertility clinic over allegations that they endured extremely painful egg retrieval procedures because a nurse had been stealing fentanyl and replacing it with saline. (CT Mirror)

Former nurse Tony Klein, who was convicted of sexually abusing women at an Oregon prison, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. (ABC News)

Georgia physician Charles Adams, MD, will pay more than $27 million for submitting false claims to Medicare for chelation therapy reimbursements, federal prosecutors said.

Two former employees of a Memphis hospital have been accused of stealing more than $175,000 worth of medical supplies. (FOX 13)

California-based Exagen, which makes diagnostic tests for autoimmune disorders, will pay more than $650,000 to resolve claims that it paid kickbacks to referring physicians to use its tests, according to federal prosecutors in Massachusetts.

A key ingredient in the cough syrup made by an Indonesian drugmaker that was tied to the deaths of more than 200 children last year was almost entirely toxic ethylene glycol. (Reuters)

The man accused of kidnapping and killing Detroit nurse Patrice Wilson accepted a plea deal that will allow several other charges against him to be dropped. (Click On Detroit)

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