Posts Tagged ‘Dr Yokiel lawsuit’

I am trying to get a class action lawsuit going,and need some more former patients willing to be part of the suit.

I was one of Dr. Yokiel’s patients-for 11 1/2 years I took MS Contin-(time release morphine)- and Oxycodone.

When Dr. Yokiel’s office closed with no notice to patients,I was forced to go through opiate withdrawls.

Along with many other former patients,I went to Euclid hospital’s pain management Dr,the guy was the biggest asshole I’ve ever met as far as doctors go.

No Cleveland Clinic Dr. would/will write a prescription for pain meds for any of Dr. Yokiel’s former patients.

Forcing people to go through opiate withdrawls,many of whom had been on pain meds for a decade or more,violates every published standard of care.

This was and is wrong,we were screwed over by the Cleveland Clinic,the Ohio state pharmacy board,the Ohio state medical board,the NE Ohio medical community,and most likely the DEA.

What the Ohio State Medical Board posts on their website is not always what actually took place-keep that in mind.

“YOKIEL, Jerome Bernard, M.D. (#35.059140) –
Solon, Ohio
Doctor’s license to practice medicine and surgery
suspended for an indefinite period of time, but
not less than one hundred and eighty
days. Subject to a $7,500 fine
, interim monitoring conditions and conditions for reinstatement including requirement that the doctor enter into a
subsequent consent agreement incorporating probationary terms, conditions and limitations as determined by the Board. Based on the doctor’s admission that
he is impaired in his ability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care because of habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances that impair ability to practice; and
that he committed an act that constitutes a felony within the state of Ohio, regardless of the jurisdiction in which the act was committed. Agreement effective 11/8/2017.”

Yes- I know what the Ohio state medical board has posted on their website concerning Dr. Yokiel.

I also know for a fact that the DEA regularly cuts deals with doctors which sends them to diversion programs for doctors. It happened to a friend I went to college with a few years ago.

She was not a drug user or alcoholic, but the DEA gave her no choice. It was you go to this program or you lose your license to practice medicine.

I believe the same thing happened with Dr Yokiel.

There was a much more detailed post on the Ohio State Medical Board site,but it’s no longer there,I have a PDF copy of that post,which was the Step I consent agreement between Yokiel and the Ohio State Medical Board.
Anyone who wants to see that one-just shoot me an e-mail,and I’ll send you the PDF.
The way Yokiel’s patients were treated by Cleveland Clinic pain mgt at Euclid hospital was and is abhorrent. Same with just about any other pain management clinic.
Closing a practice abruptly that had thousands of patients,and forcing us to go through withdrawls is way,way beyond unethical.

Let’s sue the sonsabitches who did this,including Dr Yokiel,Clevleand Clinic,the Ohio State Medical Board,and if I’m right about why Dr. Yokiel was shut down-the DEA.

This was done to chronic pain patients by our NE Ohio medical community,and state and likely fed agencies.

Our government and their fake ass “fighting the opioid epidemic” did this to us.

This was not right,and should never happen to anyone who is a chronic pain patient again.

If a Dr decides that a chronic pain patient doesn’t need to be on pain meds-there is an established process for weaning people off of opiate pain meds-

and it sure as hell ain’t the Cleveland Clinic’s f*ck you-no one dies from opiate withdrawls.

If you’re a freakin heroin addict-they’ll admit you and wean you off opiates,and put you in a treatment program-if you’re a chronic pain patient…

The DEA is more interested in shutting down legit pain mgt docs who they feel write too many scripts than they are shutting down heroin and fentanyl dealers.

Think about that for a minute.

Lets sue these sonsabitches so they don’t keep doing this to chronic pain patients.

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