Nurse Accused of Injuring Baby; Doc Asked Teen for Nude Pics; Pill-Mill MD Sentenced

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Utah nurse Kaycen Warren Caldwell was arrested for allegedly injuring a 1-month-old baby in his care. (KSL.com)

New Jersey emergency physician Daniel Rock, MD, has been found guilty of preying on a 15-year-old girl in Oregon, allegedly sending her thousands of text messages and ultimately prying nude photos from her. (OregonLive)

Pennsylvania physician Amy Cohen, MD, has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly setting fire to a home that belongs to the grandmother of a woman dating Cohen’s ex-boyfriend. (FOX 29)

Virginia nurse practitioner Keith Allen Henry has been accused of inappropriately touching a 7-year-old girl and a 35-year-old woman during medical exams. (WJLA)

Pennsylvania medical assistant Eric Tartar was arrested on charges related to inappropriate sexual contact with patients in medical settings. Prosecutors allege he assaulted victims at Penn State Health and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (CBS 21)

A Georgia nursing assistant has been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with and taking money from patients at a Pruitt Health facility. (WSB-TV)

Bradford Ferrick, MD, the Boston doctor charged with possession of child pornography and who allegedly used a hidden camera to secretly record young patients during medical exams appeared in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. Prosecutors have asked that his trial date be pushed from January until April, as they expect to seek additional charges. (Boston Globe)

Texas doctor Oscar Lightner, MD, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for operating a pill mill clinic that prescribed more than 600,000 pills of opioids in exchange for cash payments ranging from $250 to $500, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Three Texas doctors and a hospital executive have agreed to pay more than $880,000 to settle allegations that they took illegal kickbacks in return for ordering lab tests, the DOJ reported.

A trial will start in Maryland this week to determine whether Howard Hughes Medical Institute discriminated against a researcher who developed a rare genetic disorder. (Science)

A judge has allowed a pregnant woman in Texas to seek an abortion, as her fetus has a lethal diagnosis. The suit is believed to be the first of its kind since Texas launched its post-Roe ban last year. (PBS NewsHour)

Panera Bread’s “charged lemonade” drink is now blamed for a second death. A new lawsuit claims 46-year-old Dennis Brown suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on his way home from the restaurant, after drinking three of the highly caffeinated beverages. A student with an arrhythmia who allegedly died after drinking one drink was the center of the first such lawsuit in October. (NBC News)

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