Health Care Professionals

April 11, 2022

Fate of ex-Ohio doctor on trial in alleged fentanyl deaths to go to jury

Closing arguments followed more than five weeks of testimony in the trial of William Husel, who faces murder charges in the deaths of 14 intensive care patients.
April 14, 2022

Jury deliberates again today in murder case of doctor accused of overprescribing fentanyl to the dying

(CNN)A jury deliberating the legal fate of an Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing the powerful opioid fentanyl to patients near death will continue its work for a third day on Thursday.
March 11, 2022

16 doctors, clinic owners sentenced in $250M opioid fraud scheme

Sixteen people, including 12 doctors, will face prison time and hefty fines for their roles in a $250 million fraud scheme that exploited patients addicted to opioid painkillers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday.
March 10, 2022

Port Clinton Physician Sentenced to Prison for Prescribing Controlled Substances Without Medical Necessity and Health Care Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that William Bauer, 85, of Port Clinton, Ohio, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to 5 years in prison and was ordered to pay $464,099.14 in restitution, of which $253,300.55 will be paid to Medicare and $210,798.59 to Medicaid.
March 9, 2022

Dozen Doctors Get Prison in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Scheme

A dozen doctors are among 16 people in Michigan and Ohio sentenced to prison for a health care fraud that included the distribution of 6.6 million opioid doses and $250 million in false billings.
March 9, 2022

16 Defendants, Including 12 Physicians, Sentenced to Prison for Distributing 6.6 Million Opioid Pills and Submitting $250 Million in False Billings

Sixteen Michigan and Ohio-area defendants, including 12 physicians, have been sentenced to prison for a $250 million health care fraud scheme that included the exploitation of patients suffering from addiction and the illegal distribution of over 6.6 million doses of medically unnecessary opioids.
February 7, 2022

Use of Opioid Medications By Applicant For Forklift Job Was Not Sufficient to Deny Employment Without Individualized Assessment

A federal court in Ohio denied summary judgment to both parties where an employer refused to hire an applicant who used opioid medication as a forklift driver.
February 22, 2022

Here's what we know about the Ohio doctor accused of overprescribing pain meds ahead of his trial

(CNN)The trial of a Columbus, Ohio, doctor accused of overprescribing pain medication to multiple patients near death began Tuesday.