US Federal Prosecutor Accuses Kansas Doctor Of Having Overlooked Deadly Practices That Led To 68 Deaths

June 16th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

save June 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): On Tuesday, an American federal prosecutor lambasted the owners of a Kansas health center, associated with 68 demises, as ‘Burger King for pain pill addicts’. Nonetheless, the squad of legal representatives for the defendants painted the proprietors of the health center as humanitarian health care suppliers, who dealt with patients plagued by never-ending pain. These patients had been denied proper treatment by other physicians.

Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, are facing the indictments of health care swindle, unconstitutionally recommending drugs, conspiracy and money laundering at their Haysville health center or clinic. The infamous couple is straightforwardly charged in 21 of the 68 deaths. Jury negotiations in their trial commence on Wednesday.

Assistant American attorney, Tanya Treadway, uttered to the jurors during her concluding statements that the massive number of deaths at the health center should have awakened the Schneiders that their strategies, customs and prescriptions were proving to be fatal.

Treadway declared that proof supplied during the eight-week trial demonstrated a disgusting saga of the influence of cash and not medicines in the defendants’ measures. Treadway mentioned emphatically that the Schneiders snatched the lives of people via dishonesty.

Defense lawyers have stated that it is unfeasible to be aware with certainty whether the patients passed away from overdoing of drugs or from other grave cardiological crises. The local medical inspector, at that point in time, did not conduct internal inspections whenever a toxicological report illustrated huge drug levels.

The defense’s legal representative, Lawrence Williamson, proclaimed that the prosecution had driven up the figure of deaths by including patients, who had passed away while the Schneiders were incarcerated; patients, who had perpetrated suicide; and patients the doctors in question had never observed or had witnessed many months before.

Williamson forcefully mentioned that Dr. Schneider was a considerate person, who was genuinely desirous of helping his patients. He was not a seller of drugs or a fraudster.

Linda Schneider’s legal representative, Kevin Byers, declared that the prosecution had behaved in a despicable way by fabricating a baseless case against the Schneiders. The prosecution had endeavored to present that the Schneiders were death machines when there simply was not corroboration to sustain that charge.

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