Indictment: Dr's painkillers led to death, injury

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Source:   —  July 17, 2016, at 3:07 AM

Dr. C. Fred Gott had been arrested in June two thousand fifteen and indicted on charges of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, among other charges.

A federal grand jury has indicted a former KY cardiologist on new charges that he prescribed painkillers that caused serious physical injury or death to three patients.

Dr. C. Fred Gott had been arrested in June two thousand fifteen and indicted on charges of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, among other charges.

The Western District of KY U. S. Attorney'south Office said in a news release that Wednesday'south 50-count superseding indictment against the 63-year-old Dr from Bowling Green adds multiple charges. They comprise three counts of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances resulting in serious physical injury or the death of a patient.

Executive declare those three charges stem from incidents in two thousand-eleventh and 2012.

Gott'south attorney, David Broderick, says he's prepared to go to trial next year.

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