New York Physician Found Guilty of Wife’s Murder Will Stay in Prison

“You, Dr. Neulander, intentionally murdered your wife, and then attempted to use your own daughter to cover it up. Your daughter who most clearly adores you, which is as diabolical as it gets.” (Onondaga County Court Judge Thomas J. Miller)

Leslie Neulander's blood found all over the bedroom. The doctor told police

Leslie Neulander’s blood was spattered all over the bedroom. The doctor told police “she fell in the shower.”

Dr Robert Neulander

Dr Robert Neulander

In Syracuse the murder conviction of Doctor Robert Neulander will stand now that a superior court judge has denied a motion to toss out the guilty verdict on appeal.

Neulander, age 63, was a well-respected gynecologist when sentenced to a 20-years-to-life state prison term for the beating death of his wife Leslie, which occurred in the bathroom of their home in the early morning hours of September 17, 2012. Not long after the trial, a member of the jury told the court that another juror was guilty of misconduct, specifically, sending text messages during the trial.

Neulander’s attorney called for a new trial based on what he argued was inappropriate communication between a sitting juror and one that had been released from the case.

Idiot Juror Johnna Lorraine admitted sending out 7,000 texts during the 3-week trial.

Idiot Juror Johnna Lorraine admitted sending out 7,000 texts during the 3-week trial, which could have set a murderer free.

The juror admitted to a conversation with the former alternate, but only after the alternate was dismissed. The judge determined that no specifics regarding the case were mentioned and her texts did not influence the facts of the case.

Here’s a look at our coverage of this sad case last Spring:

http://paramedicheretic.com/2015/04/03/paramedic-heretic-covers-the-doctor-robert-neulander-murder-trail/

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U.S. Doctor Pays $50,000 to Poachers; Kills the Most Famous Lion in Africa

Dr Walter Palmer

Dr Walter Palmer

An American dentist who shot and killed what was probably the most famous lion on earth, has admitted that he took part in the hunt, which included beheading and skinning the magnificent animal at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park as a trophy.

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“It’s an activity I love.”

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Cecil the Lion, Dead at age 13

Cecil the Lion, Dead at age 13

Doctor Walter James Palmer, who operates the River Bluff Dental clinic in the town of Bloomington Minnesota, insists he had all the right permits for shooting a lion. He states he had no idea this particular lion was on a “protected status” list or that he was Cecil, considered a national treasure in Zimbabwe. But a subject he does not address is that Cecil, an imposing, extremely rare black-mane cat, was well-known by his guides and easily recognizable by pretty much every game hunter, even from a distance. And because he was wearing a GPS tracking collar, Zimbabwe wildlife authorities now know that Cecil was illegally lured outside the park’s borders by bloody meat dragged behind a truck after dark. He was then shot by Palmer with a crossbow. Luring any animal outside a sanctuary is illegal.

Seriously wounded, Cecil wandered the plains for nearly two days before Palmer and his guides found him and shot him with a high-powered rifle outside the park. The killing and brutal beheading have caused outrage in Zimbabwe and in fact worldwide.

Dr Walter Palmer having fun

Dr Walter Palmer having fun

Investigators believe the lion was killed on July 1st but the carcass was not discovered until a few days later. Police in Zimbabwe have since arrested two men over the death of Cecil, the country’s most beloved tourist attraction, and say the American Palmer may also face felony poaching charges.

Emmanuel Fundira, President of Safari’s Operators Association, confirmed that “Doctor Walter Palmer of the U.S. is wanted in connection of the death of Cecil.”

Palmer states he did not learn the lion’s identity until the end of the hunt; that he depended on professional guides to find a lion and obtain the necessary permits

The men could be sentenced to 15 years in prison in Zimbabwe if they are found guilty.
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Here’s another look at this despicable case:
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Indiana Medical Board Says Physician ‘Guilty of Medical Misconduct’

Dr Michael L Baker

Dr Michael L Baker

In the state of Indiana the Medical Licensing Board has convicted a doctor on 11 charges of Medical Misconduct. The case originated when the Indiana State Attorney General’s Office filed a 15-count “consumer complaint” against Doctor Michael L. Baker last December 14. The writ stated the physician was responsible for numerous offenses involving Patient Privacy (HIPPA) violations; improper sexual conduct with a patient; failure to document narcotic prescriptions and failure to document patient treatment.

The Attorney General’s investigation revealed that Baker, age 47, initiated “private counseling of a female patient in her home. And while doing so, deliberately failed to document the visits and did not bill her for services.” Investigators filed reports that the physician also prescribed the unnamed woman multiple doses of medications with no mandatory documentation. According to the report, the doctor took part in a sexual relationship with the woman for least a six-month period that started in November 2013.
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Investigators found strong evidence that Baker had also medically treated a male family member of the woman in their home with no documentation of the treatments.

Michael Baker is listed as an obstetrics/gynecology specialist on the Heartland OB/GYN Clinic website, located in the city of Washington. Until the case was opened, the doctor had staff privileges at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. The hospital reports he may no longer practice there.

Because of the findings by law enforcement, the state board ordered the doctor’s medical license suspended for a minimum of 90 days. Reinstatement of the license depends upon several conditions, such as completion of 40 hours of continuing medical education covering prescribing narcotics and ethics. He was also ordered to submit to a psychiatric evaluation and pay a $5,000 fine.

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Our Observations:

We are always pleased to see that in some cases, the discipline protocols work as they should. But the unknowing public remains poorly informed by the reporting system designed to keep us safe. An excellent example is this page by HealthGrades, which is one of the finest physician data sites in the world.

Here’s what HealthGrades has to show for this doctor, who was not legally allowed to touch patients for a specified time-frame:

http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-michael-baker-yssb9/background-check#BackgroundBackgroundCheck_anchor

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Daffy Doc Acts Like a Teenager: Texting Out Photo of His Nude Patient

Dr John Kinahan giving a lecture on . . . well, probably not medical ethics

Dr John Kinahan giving a lecture on . . . well, probably not medical ethics

We’ve often suspected that this asinine “selfie” fixation is just about an inch and a half from a full-blown, societal, psychiatric meltdown. So you’ll see no shocked faces around here when we learned that a Canadian physician has been slapped on his imbecilic heinie for sending out a photo of a patient with a tube up his pee-pee, just for fun.

Because boys will be boys – even in lab coats.

Yes, it appears that in the marvelous Northwest city of Victoria, a urologist named John Kinahan has confessed to snapping a quick picture of a nude obese patient lying on a gurney and then sending it out to a friend as a joke. The incident happened in the intensive care unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital, in 2013.

In this degreed twit’s mind, perhaps the only thing more fun than constant camera-crowing of himself, would be to embarrass a patient when one is most vulnerable.

Who else is telling you these things?

Who else is telling you these things?

The friend who received the picture was about as bright as this idiot doctor, because she then forwarded it to still more people, all in the name of brainless entertainment. At least one of this group of minions recognized what was going on as supremely unethical. So she reported the incident, and Kinahan was suspended.

In the end, a spokeswoman for the British Columbia medical licensing body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Doctor Heidi Oetter, said this:

“With the finding of unprofessional conduct, this physician is subject to a suspension.”

Kinahan was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and take a class on medical ethics.

The moral of the story is simple, folks: If you honestly think the typical doctor is more highly evolved than an 8th grader on chocolate . . . .

You just haven’t met enough doctors.

After all that training . . .

After all that training . . .

Have a terrific weekend. And if you get really bored, download a copy of “America’s Dumbest Doctors.” Ever wonder about yours? The second volume should be out by Christmas.

(We thank contributor S.A. Native for bring this case to our attention)

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Our Observations:

A proposal for our readers: Medical Miscreants, Inc. will pay a crisp $100 bill for a legitimate picture of Doctor John Kinahan naked.

No photo-shopped creations. Our editors will know. The photo has to be the real deal.

Or maybe you think such a picture might embarrass the doctor?

Now that would be a low-down, dirty shame.

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Imprisoned ‘Doctor-Murderer’ Continues to Accumulate Lawsuits

Dr William Martin Valuck

Dr William Martin Valuck

In Oklahoma City yet another civil lawsuit has been filed against Doctor William Martin Valuck, who is one year into his eight-year prison sentence. The 74-year-old osteopathic specialist is now being sued by the families of six patients who died of drug overdoses linked to narcotic prescriptions.

The most recent suit was filed in May against Valuck in Oklahoma County District Court by the mother of victim Carrie Marie Simmons, Helen Broadbooks.

Broadbooks told reporters that her daughter, who was 27 at the time of her death, had been complaining of a toothache on May 13, 2013, the day she died. She blames Valuck for her daughter’s death.

“He gave her prescriptions for one bottle of pain pills, then another and then another,” Broadbooks said. “The coroner report says she died of ‘mixed drug toxicity.’”

“These doctors get people hooked on narcotics and then they’ve got somebody that comes back over and over to pay them money.”

A steady stream of civil suits started not long after Valuck’s well-publicized arrest in December, 2013. The clinics where he worked – two which were Vista Medical Center and Advanced Care Clinic – are also named in the suits. Vista Medical Center, where numerous victims received their drug prescriptions before they died, is being sued by five of the families.

Physician Assistant Michael Hume. who worked with Valuck for nearly three years, also faces five lawsuits as a result of the fatal overdoses. Hume had his medical license revoked by the state of Oklahoma just before his boss was charged with eight counts of murder. Hume was not arrested and has not been charged with any crime.

Nearly all of the suits – which are pending in Oklahoma County District Court – cite Wrongful Death and Medical Negligence. In each suit, Valuck is accused of  writing preposterously high numbers of prescribed doses for addictive drugs.

It was almost exactly one year ago, in August 2014, that Valuck changed his “not guilty” plea to “guilty,” of eight second-degree murder charges. Shockingly, he was sentenced to one year in prison for each of the eight homicides. He is serving his term at the Oklahoma State Reformatory.

Here’s more:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/william-valuck_n_5676242.html

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