Last week, an oncologist from Richmond was apprehended by deputies for malpractice, giving patients expired drugs and even prescribing a cancer patient a bag of dirt. This is according to the Contra Costa County’s Sherriff’s office.
The 69-year-old man, identified as Cinvent Gamill, was taken on suspicion of practice without a license, dispensing drugs without a license, and abusing dependent adults. These charges were brought to light through the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies efforts.
Another Dr. was recently arrested after destroying the lives of nearly 600 patients, some of which were killed by his actions. Given the moniker Dr. Evil by those he tricked, the Michigan oncologist has now been sentenced to 45 years in prison and must pay reparations to those he hurt. Meroe specifically, made millions of dollars for his overkill treatments.
The danger of being tricked will always be in the mind of those who’ve suffered from medical malpractice, one can only hope that better regulations appear to protect individuals from these horrible betrayals of trust. Perhaps new steps need be taken to prevent medical abuse, a crime so devastating that it costs the life, money, and happiness of a family.