Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Physician Testifies In Pain Clinic Owner's Trial

{Lexington, Kentucky}...Dr. Robert Marshall of Lafayette, Louisiana, took the stand Tuesday in federal court in Lexington as the defense began presenting witnesses in the case of 46 year old Michael Leman and his businesses, Urgent Care Services of Philadelphia and Urgent Care Services of Cincinnati. Prosecutors say Leman conspired with two doctors and others to distribute Methadone and Oxycodone to people in Floyd and Pike Counties from 2004 through 2008. Marshall testified that a patient's background wasn't fully checked out and, for a while, no effort was made to see if the patient had been barred from another clinic. He also said  it isn't unusual for pain clinic patients to travel hundreds of miles to obtain treatment and medications because so few doctors work in pain management.