THE DEATH OF ERIC T
In the case of Eric T, the patient suffered a serious back injury in a car accident in 1994. He first visited Schneider's clinic on March 14, 2003. Without obtaining a sufficient medical history, performing a sufficient physical exam or performing a neurological exam, Dr. Schneider diagnosed Eric T. with degenerative disk disease of the lower spine. He prescribed Hydrocodone (Lortab) and Soma (a muscle relaxant).
For the next three years, Schneider prescribed escalating dosages of controlled drugs. Schneider continued the prescriptions although Eric T's condition showed no improvement and there were signs Eric T was becoming addicted and abusing the drugs.
On April 19, 2006, Dr. Schneider wrote Eric T prescriptions for Hydrocodone (Lortab), Oxycodone/APAP (Percocet), Methadone and Carisprodol. Three days later, April 22, 2006, Eric T. died of an accidental overdose of Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Methadone and Carisoprodol. He was 46 years old.
DEATH OF ROBIN G
Robin G. suffered from migraine headaches when she first visited Schneider's clinic on July 13, 2004. She reported having headaches two or three times a month. With only a minimal physical examination and little information on medical history, Dr. Schneider prescribed Fentanyl (Actiq) and Morphine (Avinza).
For almost three years Schneider's clinic prescribed increasing doses of Actiq, Avinza and Valium to Robin G. On May 11, 2007, she received prescriptions for Fentanyl, Valium and Lidocaine Four days later, May 15, 2007, Robin G died of Fentanyl intoxication. She was 50 years old
Another patient, Katherine S., 46, died Nov. 25, 2003, which is cited in Count 5 of the indictment and in page 1 of attachment 1.
|SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice|
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