Jayakumar Patil, New Hamphshire Psychiatrist, reprimanded for “problems with … procedures required before prescribing”

Union Leader Psychiatrist reprimanded by NH Board of Medicine November 13. 2017 CONCORD — A New Hampshire psychiatrist will pay a $10,000 fine, undertake extensive medical education courses and have his work monitored by an expert under terms of a disciplinary agreement reached with state medical officials earlier this month. The agreement allows Dr. Jayakumar […]

Dale Giolas, Illinois psychiatrist, sued by patient for improper sexual activity

Business Insurance Insurer must cover defense of psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct By Judy Greenwald November 9, 2017 A federal court has ruled a medical malpractice insurer has a duty to defend a psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual activity with a patient, while also holding he is entitled to obtain independent counsel in the underlying […]

Harshad Shah, Long Beach Psychiatrist, Gets the Slammer for Bribing an IRS agent

Press-Telegram Psychiatrist in Long Beach sentenced for trying to bribe IRS agent By STAFF REPORT November 6, 2017 A psychiatrist who practices in Long Beach was sentenced to more than four years in prison for paying a $30,000 bribe to an IRS agent who was auditing the man’s taxes, authorities said Monday. Dr. Harshad Shah, […]

Dan Nicolau, Tennessee psychiatrist, must be chaperoned when treating females

Knoxville News Sentinel Sexual misconduct with patients, overprescribing drugs: 3 ET doctors on probation, state says By Kristi L Nelson October 23, 2017 Excerpt Three Upper East Tennessee doctors have their licenses on probation after both engaging in sexual misconduct with patients and overprescribing drugs, said the Tennessee Department of Health. One, psychiatrist Dr. Dan […]

Pamela Buchbinder, NY Psychiatrist, indicted – attempted murder, burglary and assault

New York Post Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer By Larry Celona October 19, 2017 A Manhattan psychiatrist has been indicted in the 2012 attempted sledgehammer murder of her baby daddy, The Post has learned. The indictment alleges that Dr. Pamela Buchbinder enlisted her bi-polar young cousin to bludgeon and stab […]

Blaise Wolfrum, Illinois Psychiatrist, “danger to the public”, “violated boundaries with a young patient”

WGN9 Suburban psychiatrist’s license suspended after claims of inappropriate contact with patient October 18, 2017 By Meghan Dwyer SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A Schaumburg psychiatrist has had his medical license suspended after state regulators said he had inappropriate contact with a young patient and was not following the rules for prescribing controlled substances. The state said […]

New Mexico psychiatrist Alan Emamdee, already arrested for sexual misconduct, now sued by 12 patients

Farmington Daily News Doctor accused of sexual misconduct, abuse by patients By Joshua Kellogg October 12, 2017 FARMINGTON — A civil lawsuit was filed against San Juan Regional Medical Center and Dr. Alan Emamdee by 12 of his former patients who accuse him of sexual abuses and assaults the suit claims were facilitated by the […]

Maine Psychiatrist Reinaldo de los Heros Suspended over drug prescriptions – “immediate jeopardy to the public”

Portland Press Herald License of Portland psychiatrist suspended over drug prescriptions By Gillian Graham & Joe Lawlor October 11, 2017 The state medical board has suspended the medical license of a psychiatrist who was placed on probation in 2016 following the suicide of one of his patients. The medical license of Dr. Reinaldo de los […]

Timothy Bunton, Virginia & Mass. Psychiatrist – now a registered sex offender – went to Harvard, worked at VA hospital

The Enterprise Former Brockton VA doctor now registered sex offender By Marc Larocque October 6, 2017 BROCKTON – A former Brockton VA campus doctor pleaded guilty to using a computer to solicit a minor, and he is now losing his right to practice medicine in Massachusetts. Timothy J. Bunton had already voluntarily agreed not to […]

Pasadena psych Dirk de Brito, convicted of assault, license suspended

San Gabriel Valley Tribune Medical board suspends license of Pasadena psychiatrist convicted of assault, making criminal threats By Stephanie K. Baer October 5, 2017 An administrative law judge has suspended the license of a Pasadena psychiatrist convicted of assault and making criminal threats against his children’s nanny and a former employee. In an order issued […]

Ely Pelta, “Sugar Daddy” Miami Psychiatrist, history of sexual misconduct

Miami Herald Doctor’s license suspended after he texted female patient ‘You need a sugar daddy’ By Daniel Chang September 29, 2017 The text messages from the psychiatrist to his new patient began with offers to help her find another job, after she had come to him for help with work-related anxiety and depression. The patient […]

Calif. Psych Leon Fajerman Faces New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

NBC7South Bay Doctor Leon Fajerman Faces New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct In new documents from the state medical board a female patient alleges Dr. Leon Fajerman traded pain meds for sex By Paul Krueger September 19, 2017 A psychiatrist with offices in El Cajon and Chula Vista is accused of sexually assaulting a third former […]

CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SHOCK TREATMENT MACHINE MAKERS

PSYCHSEARCH.NET CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SHOCK TREATMENT MACHINE MAKERS By Ken Kramer September 18, 2017 A Thousand Oaks, California, law firm, DK Law Group LLP, has just filed a class action lawsuit against shock treatment machine makers, MECTA Corporation and Somatics, LLC. The suit was filed last week in federal court on behalf […]

Georgia Psych Narendra Nagareddy Accused of More Murder and Sex Charges

ajc.com More murders and new sex charges added in case against Clayton County psychiatrist Carrie Teegardin September 6, 2017 Dr. Narendra Nagareddy, the Clayton County psychiatrist already facing murder charges in his patients’ overdose deaths, was in court Wednesday to face a new indictment. Nagareddy is now being accused of killing six patients who died […]

South Bay Psychiatrist Leon Fajerman now accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2nd Female patient

nbcsandiego.com Second Female Patient Alleges Sexual Misconduct by South Bay Psychiatrist Two former patients now claim Dr. Leon Fajerman assaulted them. By Paul Krueger September 1, 2017 Another former patient now claims a South Bay doctor forcibly kissed, groped and assaulted her in his South Bay offices. The Medical Board of California suspended Dr. Leon […]