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Nurse Charged in Patient’s Death; Doc’s Poison Trial to Start; Fake PA Gets 5 Years

LawNurse Charged in Patient's Death; Doc's Poison Trial to Start; Fake PA Gets 5 Years

An Iowa nurse accused of failing to suction the airway of a nursing home resident has been criminally charged in the patient’s death. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

The trial for Raynaldo Ortiz, MD, the Dallas anesthesiologist accused of poisoning patients via tampered IV bags, begins on Monday. (FOX4)

A new lawsuit alleges that a Georgia hospital fatally overdosed a man with morphine, then failed to revive him, despite knowing about the mistake for hours. (Atlanta News First)

A teenager who posed as a physician assistant at two Texas hospitals has been sentenced to two 5-year prison terms, to run concurrently. (KRIS 6 News)

Some 300 former patients of Chicago gynecologist Fabio Ortega, MD, are suing Endeavor Health claiming it did nothing to protect them. Ortega previously pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two patients in 2021. (NBC 5)

Miami Beach doctor Jeffrey Kamlet, MD, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a case that originally involved accusations of sex crimes and human trafficking of minors. (NBC 6)

David Healey, MD, the Rhode Island doctor accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl, has voluntarily surrendered his medical license. (WPRI)

North Carolina physician Wendell Lewis Randall, MD, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for allowing other unqualified medical providers to use his DEA registration number to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone) in his name. (WDBJ)

Texas physician Mohammad Athari, MD, will pay $1.8 million to settle claims that he falsely billed Medicare for services that weren’t medically necessary, and for illegal referrals under the Stark Law, according to federal prosecutors.

Criminal charges have been dropped against a New York nurse who was accused of slamming down a newborn. (CBS New York)

A group of private lawyers partnered with state attorneys general to pull millions in settlement fees from Medicaid fraud cases against Centene, one of the country’s largest insurers. (New York Times)

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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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