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State Medical Board Reprimands Monroe Doctor Over Painkiller Case

The state Medical Examining Board has reprimanded a Monroe doctor who had been implicated in an auto insurance fraud scheme.
The state Medical Examining Board has reprimanded a Monroe doctor who had been implicated in an auto insurance fraud scheme. Photo Credit: File

MONROE, Conn. — The State Medical Examining Board reprimanded a Monroe doctor who had been implicated in an insurance fraud scheme, the Connecticut Post reported.

Dr. James W. Marshall, 60, an Orange resident who operates Immediate Medical Care in Monroe, avoided prison time but was fined in the “Operation Running Man” scheme, the Post reported. But the state board ruled that he will have his medical license placed on probation for six months if he renews his registration to prescribe painkillers, the report said. He voluntarily surrendered that registration in 2011, the Post said.

The board found he had prescribed painkillers for 75 people who he had not examined but who he believed had been injured in car accidents, the story said.

According to the Post, the board’s hearing panel found that Marshall had prescribed controlled substances as a favor to Francisco Carbone, who had been stripped of his medical license and who was implicated in the scheme. But there was no evidence that Marshall knew the prescriptions were part of a scheme to defraud insurance companies, according to the report.

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