October 11, 2006

Senior Physicians in Israel Experimented on Elderly Patients

Israel News reports:
Four senior doctors at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and the Hartzfeld Geriatric Hospital in Gedera were arrested yesterday on suspicion of carrying out hundreds of illegal experiments on elderly patients without their consent.

The doctors - including Shmuel Levy, deputy director of Kaplan-Hartzfeld, who was responsible for Hartzfeld; Nadya Kagansky; and Alona Smirnov - are suspected of wrongful death through negligence, abuse of helpless victims, aggravated assault, fraud, violation of a statutory obligation and interference in an investigation.

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court yesterday extended the remand for Levy and Kagansky by three days and put Smirnov under house arrest for five days. A fourth suspect was released. Police searched the homes of all four suspects and confiscated documents.

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