FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Attorney General's office has filed a formal complaint against Dr. William Hedrick of the Centers for Pain Relief in Northern Indiana.
Read the entire complaint against Dr. Hedrick
The complaint claims that Dr. Hedrick's pain therapies and drug mixing practicing are unsafe and dangerous and therefore pose substantial risk to his patients.
The complaint also claims that numerous patients under the care of Dr. Hedrick and the Centers for Pain Relief "have died from multiple drug toxicity."
Dr. Hedrick is also accused of engaging in procedures that are "inconsistent with patient benefit, but consistent with financial gain for [Dr. Hedrick]."
On Dec. 3, 2012, Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office petitioned to have Dr. Hedrick's license suspended for 90 days while the state drafted a formal complaint to submit to the Medical Licensing Board.
Three days after the petition was filed, Dr. Hedrick agreed to the have his license suspended but released a statement denying allegations against him. The board also voted to have his license suspending pending the filing of a formal complaint.
The Medical Licensing Board now has the authority to determine what, if any, disciplinary action should be taken against Dr. Hedrick. The board is scheduled to meet next on Thursday, Jan. 24.