Neurologist accused of raping patients released on bond

The former neurologist accused of raping or sexually assaulting at least 6 patients over a ten year period at his Mount Sinai Beth Israel practice was released on $1 million bond Wednesday. Ricardo Cruciani pleaded “not guilty” following his extradition from Pennsylvania, where he was serving seven years probation

Disgraced neurologist accused of sexually abusing more patients

A neurologist who pleaded guilty in Philadelphia last year for trading his sought-after-treatments for sex is in NYPD custody and awaiting extradition back to New York for allegedly committing the same crime on more than a half-dozen patients here, law-enforcement sources said Tuesday. Ricardo Cruciani, 63, will be returned

Dog walker sues doctor who accused her of theft

A dog walker is biting back after a Manhattan doctor wrongly accused her of stealing his laptop. Hailey Fields claims Dr. Gregory Levitin, a head and neck surgeon, hired her through an app called Wag! to watch over his pooch, Rosie, for a weekend last January. Levitin gave instructions via

Parents of Nassar victims want others held accountable

Real justice for those molested by Larry Nassar will only come when the institutions and individuals who enabled the depraved sports doctor are also held accountable, parents of some of his victims said. “There’s so much more to this that needs to be found out,” John Nichols, the father

Fake doctor accused of infecting 21 people with HIV

LUCKNOW, India — An Indian health official says a fake doctor treating poor villagers for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles. Sushil Choudhury, the official, says police are looking for Rajendra Yadav, who has fled Bangarmau,

Diabetic grandpa forgets get-out-jail pee card, is hit with violation

He’s got a golden ticket! A grandfather with a weak bladder has been urinating all over Manhattan with little bother from the cops — because he has a doctor’s note that says he just can’t control himself. Retired Harlem carpenter Michael Simon, 70, suffers from diabetes and has carried around

Doctors on airplane help save woman who couldn’t breathe

Two heroic plane passengers sprang into action to save a woman’s life after she went into respiratory arrest on a JetBlue flight from Orlando, Fla., to Jamaica. According to a social media post from one of the passengers on board, about 20 minutes into the flight, an elderly woman

Patients in Manchester told to stay away, operations cancelled and doctors buy bottled water to wash hands after water supply dries up at four major hospitals

PATIENTS are being told to stay away from several major hospitals in Manchester because they are experiencing water supply problems. The problem is understood to be affecting Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, the Royal Manchester Children‘s Hospital and Saint Mary’s. Almost all operations scheduled for Monday morning have

Bride and groom marry in a bathroom while mum is given oxygen

A bride and groom tied the knot in a courthouse bathroom after 'unusual circumstances' nearly saw their dream wedding cancelled. The big day was underway for Brian and Maria Schulz at Monmouth County Courthouse, where the couple's family and friends had gathered to see the pair wed. But

Cuomo announces ‘Lavern’s Law’ deal for cancer-related lawsuits

Gov. Cuomo and the state’s legislative leaders on Sunday announced a deal to dramatically extend the amount of time cancer patients have to sue their doctors for failing to diagnose the deadly disease. The three-way agreement on “Lavern’s Law” would increase the statute of limitations for filing a malpractice

Doctor loses job for sex with patient, prescribing her opioids

A doctor at the University of Michigan was fired and stripped of his medical license for being intimate with a patient at work — plying the underage woman with alcohol and prescribing her opioids, authorities said. Mark Franklin Hoeltzel, who worked at the university’s Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Ann

Gymnast demands apology from Larry Nassar, and gets it

A sex abuse victim of Larry Nassar demanded an apology from the disgraced sports doctor after delivering tearful testimony Tuesday – and the sicko physician told her he was “sorry.” “I want you to look at me. I believe in forgiveness, Larry. You and I are human beings… Although

Man becomes first patient in world to have two face transplants

A man whose body rejected a face transplant has been given a second donor after living nearly two months without a face. It is the first time in transplant history doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to Olivier Bastien of France's biomedicine agency. The recipient, in his