Archives for August 1992

Byron Crawford

Los Angeles Times DEAL REACHED IN WORKERS’ COMP SUIT; LEGAL: WITHOUT ADMITTING WRONGDOING, A CLINIC AGREES TO PAY INSURER AN UNDISCLOSED SUM. By STUART SILVERSTEIN August 18, 1992 An insurance company waging an unorthodox legal attack on alleged workers’ compensation fraud claimed its first victory Monday, reaching a settlement with a clinic that it accused […]

Case Beukenkamp

Newsday (New York) Complaints About Doctors By Jamie Talan August 18, 1992 THE MEDICAL profession has never condoned sex between doctor and patient, but only in the past few years have state licensing boards and professional organizations taken allegations of sexual misconduct seriously. Still, apparently only a small proportion of therapists who violate the profession’s […]

Felix F. Larocca

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri) PSYCHIATRIST ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT LOSES LICENSE By Roger Signor August 13, 1992 Missouri’s agency that disciplines errant doctors has revoked the medical license of Dr. Felix F. Larocca, a St. Louis psychiatrist who the agency says had sexual relations with two of his teen-age patients in the mid-1980s. The agency, […]

Luis Herrero

St. Petersburg Times (Florida) August 10, 1992 3 Pinellas doctors disciplined By Carol Gentry Don’t you just hate it when doctors say your pain is all in your head? Clearwater psychiatrist Luis Herrero has learned to be cautious about making that assumption. A 41-year-old woman he diagnosed with “psychogenic pain disorder” actually had stomach cancer. […]

Jason Richter

Los Angeles Times A BROKEN TRUST; PATIENTS WHO ACCUSE THERAPISTS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ARE OFTEN LEFT FEELING BATTERED BY COURTS, ETHICS PANELS By LYNN O’SHAUGHNESSY August 10, 1992 Juanita Benetin vividly remembers the kind of questions that boomed across the courtroom during her civil trial against the therapist she had accused of seducing her. Questions […]

Melvin Wise

St. Petersburg Times Doctor’s license revoked By Carol Gentry August 8, 1992 The Florida Board of Medicine did something Friday that it has never done before: It listened to patients. Two women who pressed charges against a psychiatrist for sexual abuse got a chance to speak after the board revoked the doctor’s license. They told […]