Inmates Settle Ivermectin Suit; 70 Patients Sue Rheumatologist; ‘Doc Chase’ Scheme

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Five inmates who were unknowingly treated for COVID with ivermectin will each get $2,000 as part of a lawsuit settlement. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

At least 70 patients are suing former Brigham & Women’s rheumatologist Derrick Todd, MD, accusing him of sexual abuse via inappropriate pelvic, breast, and rectal exams. (CBS News Boston)

George Tyndall, MD, the former University of Southern California gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of patients over decades, was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. Tyndall was set to face a criminal trial next year. (New York Times)

Three female physicians at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles have filed a lawsuit alleging hospital management ignored years of complaints — including sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination — about its former orthopedics chief Louis Kwong, MD. (NBC News)

A Connecticut woman is suing fertility doctor Burton Caldwell, MD, for allegedly using his own sperm during artificial insemination without disclosure. (New Haven Register)

A patient is suing her insurance company over its refusal to pay for the new weight-loss drug semaglutide (Wegovy). (New York Times)

Denver cardiologist Stephen Matthews, MD, who was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women he met through dating apps, pleaded not guilty to 51 felony counts. (ABC News)

Arkansas psychiatrist Brian Hyatt, MD, who has been accused by patients of holding them against their will, was arrested for alleged Medicaid fraud. (NBC News)

Kenneth Ain, MD, filed suit against the University of Kentucky and other doctors, claiming he lost his professorship because of discrimination against him for his Asperger’s syndrome and that he was harassed by other physicians. (WYMT)

A Florida man was convicted for his role in a $67 million “doctor chase” fraud scheme in which he tricked doctors into ordering and authorizing medically unnecessary genetic tests for Medicare beneficiaries, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Texas ophthalmologist Michael Hochman, MD, has been accused of falsely diagnosing patients with eye diseases so that his staff could conduct fraudulent and repetitive medical procedures on them to maximize profits, according to federal prosecutors.

Medical imaging company Cardiac Imaging and its chief executive officer will pay more than $85 million to settle claims that they paid kickbacks to cardiologists in exchange for referrals. (Reuters)

Three U.S. attorneys general announced that they filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Vascular Care and one of its executives for allegedly performing unnecessary surgeries on Medicare and Medicaid recipients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Anthony Kirkpatrick, MD, the doctor who diagnosed Maya Kowalski with complex regional pain syndrome, testified at the closely watched trial this week that Maya was in extreme pain and couldn’t walk when he cared for the girl. The Kowalski family is suing Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital claiming its decision to hold Maya led her mother Beata to take her own life. (FOX 13)

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    Kristina Fiore leads MedPage’s enterprise & investigative reporting team. She’s been a medical journalist for more than a decade and her work has been recognized by Barlett & Steele, AHCJ, SABEW, and others. Send story tips to k.fiore@medpagetoday.com. Follow

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