- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Medical Licensing Board has temporarily suspended the license of a doctor who’s facing criminal charges alleging he overprescribed prescription painkillers that resulted in three deaths.

David Hennessy, an attorney for Dr. John Sturman, said Thursday that his client voluntarily surrendered his license so he can focus on clearing his name and restoring his reputation.

The 69-year-old Sturman was charged Aug. 7 with three counts of reckless homicide and 16 counts of improperly prescribing drugs. Marion County prosecutors say three patients died in 2010 and 2011 while Sturman operated a clinic at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. IU Health suspended his medical privileges in 2012.

Hennessy says the accusations against Sturman are “baseless.”

He says Sturman has left his job at the VA Iliana Healthcare System in Danville, Illinois.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide