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Prosecutors, police “vigorously working” on investigation into former Mount Carmel doctor

March 1, 2019 | Media News

Professor Ric Simmons was quoted in a WBNS-10TV article titled, Prosecutors, police “vigorously working” on investigation into former Mount Carmel doctor.

“It makes it more complicated in a case like this because as you say these medications are often used to some degree on patients like this and there’s always a risk even if you have a perfectly competent doctor who is not committing a crime that death will occur. So you have to prove that not just that death occurred but that death occurred because of criminal actions by the defendant,” he said. “It’s not as you can just ask the question and someone will answer it, you have to have medical professionals who go through the records, who go through the records of each patient. And that’s just going to take a long time.”