NFL Team Doc Pleads Guilty in Double Fatality Crash; Doc Charged in 100 MPH Crash

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

Legal Break over a blindfolded Lady Justice statue holding scales.

Kansas City Chiefs team doctor Michael Monaco, MD, pleaded guilty to careless driving and was in a double fatality traffic crash. (KCTV)

Mississippi doctor Michael Hawley, DO, was after investigators said he was driving more than 100 mph before a crash that killed an elderly man. (WLBT)

Ohio nurse Ryan Ramos, RN, to downloading images of child sexual abuse. (WBNS)

California doctor John Carl Hoefs, MD, has been charged with . (NBC Los Angeles)

Connecticut ophthalmologist Donald Salzberg, MD, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for taking kickbacks in exchange for ordering medically unnecessary brain scans, .

New Jersey doctor Muhammad Mirza, MD, was sentenced to for billing the Amtrak healthcare plan for services that weren't provided or that were medically unnecessary, according to federal prosecutors. In 2021, Mirza's license had been suspended over allegations of poorly performed procedures and patient harm.

Michigan physician James Aronovitz, DO, to settle allegations that he billed for services he purportedly performed, but that were actually done by physician assistants who weren't properly supervised. (FOX 2)

A man has been accused of in the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center's emergency department. (KAIT)

Another health system has , alleging it conspired with insurers to underpay providers by tens of billions of dollars per year. (Becker's Hospital Review)

Michigan doctor Lawrence Sherman, MD, was for illegally prescribing more than 270,000 opioid pills worth more than $6 million. (Detroit Free Press)

Iowa nurse practitioner Ashley Brown to settle allegations that she took kickbacks to sign off on hundreds of medically unnecessary prescriptions for orthotic braces. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

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