Urologist Convicted of Sex Abuse; Doc Accused of Rape; Man Sentenced for HIV Spread

— A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

Legal Break over a blindfolded Lady Justice statue holding scales.

New York urologist Darius Paduch, MD, PhD, was of sexually abusing multiple patients, including four children. (AP)

Emergency physician Jeremy Wayne Saul, MD, was arrested for in an Arkansas hospital. (KSLA)

An HIV-positive Idaho man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for through sexual contact. (NBC News)

An in-home nurse has been accused in a lawsuit of of a blind, non-verbal child. (USA Today)

Minnesota doctor Connor Bowman, MD, who has been accused of poisoning his wife, appeared to be . (NBC News)

North Carolina cardiologist Damian Alexander Brezinski, MD, was arrested and charged with , and sexual offense in the first degree. (Star News Online)

Washington spine surgeon Kevin Schoenfelder, MD, will pay about $197,000 to resolve claims that he performed unnecessary spinal surgeries, and CHI Franciscan Health and St. Joseph Medical Center will pay about $745,000, .

An employee of a Cincinnati hospital is accused of inside an employee bathroom. (WLWT)

are scheduled for Friday morning in the hearing of Dharmesh Patel, MD, the California radiologist who drove his Tesla off a cliff with his family inside. A judge will decide whether to move the case out of criminal court and into a mental health treatment program. (KRON)

Physician Thomas Romano, MD, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for illegally at an Ohio clinic. (WTRF)

The husband of a visiting nurse who was killed during an appointment with a convicted rapist has against her former employer. (AP)

Florida's Baptist Health System will pay $1.5 million to resolve claims that it illegally gave discounts to Medicare beneficiaries to induce them to use its services, .

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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