WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP. (AP) –Â A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in hundreds of children has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty and have his future work reviewed by another doctor.
The Detroit Free Press says Dr. YasserÂ Awaad signed the agreement this week with state regulators in a deal that allows him to keep his license. He’ll be on probation for at least one year.READ MORE: Nurse Gets Probation For Role In Teen's Death At Kalamazoo Youth Home
There still is a lawsuit pending against Awaad, a resident of West Bloomfield Township, and Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. He is accused of implanting devices into the brains of several youngsters to control epileptic seizures they never had.READ MORE: Booster Shots Become Available, Pfizer Starts Testing Pill For COVID-19 Prevention
The hospital continues to back Awaad, although it agreed in 2009 to pay $309,140 to Michigan’s Medicaid program, which had paid for some of the doctor’s treatments.MORE NEWS: Former Daughter-In-Law Of Dr. Anderson Speaks Out In Support Of Anderson’s Victims, All Victims Of Sexual Abuse
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