Canada - Doctor charged with murder after multiple deaths at Hawkesbury, Ont. hospital, 26 Mar 2021

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  1. airportwoman

    airportwoman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, like the medical serial killers I mentioned earlier.
     
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  3. Tealgrove

    Tealgrove Gannon is my hero!

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    Well, as soon as I saw he studied in geriatrics the hair stood up on the back of my neck. I have a terrible feeling that we are going to go down the “mercy” killing path.

    MOO
     
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    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    The fact that the victim just died last week and the charges and arrest already made - there must be some pretty compelling evidence- eye witness, video etc.
     
  7. Lexiintoronto

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    I think you may be right, especially *if* (speculation on my part) the patient was on monitors or life support of any kind.

    Based on his previous behaviour, I’m wondering if he purposefully changed the patient’s record again. (Eg. added or removed medications on the chart and the discovery was made if the patient was autopsied.) *speculation
     
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  8. BaffleMe

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    Seems hospital caught it before an autopsy could have been done, MOo
     
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    I have a relative who worked for a medical specialist. This fellow was sued for malpractice, but he left the country while the case was in the early stages, before it went to court. He worked in the U.S then suddenly made another move to the Middle East. He ended up in the news when he died suddenly, not for all of the other things.
     
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  11. airportwoman

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    Falsifying medical records, on any level, is grounds for discipline, if not outright license revocation.
     
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    I know. He was previously disciplined for adding a note to a record but omitting the time and date. I was wondering if he had repeated similar behaviour with a more serious omission/deletion and that is what raised red flags and led to the murder charges. (But there being a witness or video is likely.)
     
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    Ws thread..
    GUILTY - Canada - Registered nurse facing 8 murder charges, Woodstock, Ont, 25 Oct 2016
     
  14. Tealgrove

    Tealgrove Gannon is my hero!

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    Yes, Covid patients. A whistleblower brought this down. Was the whistleblower a nurse?

    Hawkesbury homicide investigation focuses on deaths of five COVID-19 patients | Ottawa Citizen
     
  16. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    I'm going to guess it was someone who is in the Covid Unit. So, another doctor, intern, nurse, nurse practitioner, etc.
     
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    Egan: Medicine, murder charge and the appalling possibilities | Ottawa Citizen
    ''The news release announcing the murder charge came the next afternoon, not 24 hours later.
    Shocking, really, the severity, the swiftness''.

    ''And the more so because the allegation is first-degree, meaning some planning and deliberation is suspected. What an appalling idea: a doctor being charged with deliberately killing an 89-year-old inside a hospital, the very place the ailing man and his loved ones relied on for his care and wellbeing.''

    ''It hasn’t been made clear whether Albert Poidinger was a patient of Dr. Nadler’s, nor explained why a Montreal-area man was being treated in an Ontario border-town hospital.''

    ''Secondly, was there anything in Dr. Nadler’s career or character that should have served as some kind of caution? And, lastly perhaps, what now in terms of prevention or physician oversight in the future? Or is such a thing even possible?

    It is difficult to digest the news of the Hawkesbury investigations without casting the mind to the case of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, described as Canada’s “first known health-care serial killer.”
     
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    I wonder if the people in question were all being transferred in from other hospitals. What was the common link?
     
  20. Lexiintoronto

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    From your link: “This newspaper has learned that the deaths under investigation were COVID-19 patients who died during a recent outbreak at the hospital and that medications given to the patients are part of the investigation.”

    Morphine comes to mind, just guessing. Something that might repress the respiratory system if it turns out the patient was admitted with difficulty breathing.*speculation as it’s a COVID ward.
     
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