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Plainview, NY - Doctor Accused of Syringe Reuse Rebuilding His Practice

Published on: November 16, 2008 02:45 PM
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Plainview, NY - A Long Island doctor is rebuilding his practice a year after being accused of spreading hepatitis by using a sloppy injection technique.

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Dr. Harvey Finkelstein’s lawyer says the Plainview physician’s business shrank after state officials told more than 10,000 of his patients last year to get tested for hepatitis and HIV.
But attorney Peter Chavkin says Finkelstein’s practice has picked up again.

Health officials said in November 2007 that Finkelstein dipped certain syringes multiple times into vials of medicine, contaminating the drugs. Some patients say they got hepatitis from the contaminated medications.

Chavkin says Finkelstein always used a new needle for every injection and now uses only single-dose medicine vials.

Health officials say investigators found no problems in three visits to Finkelstein’s office in the past year.

 


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 Nov 16, 2008 at 04:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Anyone who goes to him needs their head examined!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 04:18 PM abi gezunt Says:

cheepscake. he shuld loose his lic.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 03:56 PM Anonymous Says:

How does he get away with potentially killing people & Agri are destroyed for money??? Obviously cows are worth more than people.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 04:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
abi gezunt Says:

cheepscake. he shuld loose his lic.

Why stop him from practicing? Those who go to him are morons. If they go to him, maybe he will prevent them from reproducing more morons. Better for the human race.

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 04:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Heads examained? Is he practicing phychiatry now too? Great, as long as he makes money. Next thing we will see is PETA attack him for being cruel to bacteria. Oy!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 05:58 PM Joeflix Says:

If get a bad slice of pizzasomeplace, I will give the guy another shot if I'm in the area - but my life is a different story

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 08:16 PM bigwheeel Says:

This is not like somebody making an honest mistake. It's not even an error in judgment, which could all be forgiven. But it's a character flaw. As a physician he, of all people should know the consequences of contamination. His license to practice Medicine should be revoked!

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 10:10 PM Anonymous Says:

People, people...

Isn't the fact that he didn't lose his license an indicator that he might not have done something so terribly wrong, certainly not illegal?

And, as the article says, "Health officials say investigators found no problems in three visits to Finkelstein’s office in the past year."

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 Nov 16, 2008 at 11:03 PM Anonymous Says:

He is a doctor. Show him the respect he deserves.

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 Nov 17, 2008 at 12:28 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

He is a doctor. Show him the respect he deserves.

You're being sarcastic, right??

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 Aug 20, 2013 at 04:52 PM steveshake00 Says:

his time will come

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