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Jason Reese Interviewed by RTV6 About Hedrick Case

Steve Wagner

As we’re nearing the time for Dr. Hedrick’s hearing, RTV6 has partnered with us to help raise awareness for the issue of pill mills and overprescription here in Indiana.

Last night on the RTV6 newscast, Jason Reese, alongside our client, Lucas Shaw, were interviewed to share the personal story of Denise Shaw, a victim of Dr. Hedrick. Denise Shaw was seeing Dr. Hedrick for treatment of chronic pain, and he wrote her morphine prescriptions that ended up being such a high dosage, her body could not handle them. Denise Shaw died on Christmas Eve of 2013. Her son and her grandchildren miss her desperately, and want to make others aware of these pill mill practices and doctors who are just out to pad their pockets, much like William Hedrick.

In the interview, Jason Reese discusses that a large part of the problem is these doctors are so frequently overprescribing opioid medications on fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for these doctors to get rich. Not only that, but they are injuring hundreds and potentially thousands of patients in the process. From Dr. Hedrick’s cases alone, we know of 8 of his former patients who have died as the result of a prescription drug overdose. And according to Rafael Sanchez, the interviewer from RTV6, there were 8 other pill mill factories discovered in Indiana in 2014. Imagine how many hundreds and thousands of lives are being put at risk each year because of these irresponsible and selfish doctors.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the reckless prescribing habits of a physician, call the wrongful death attorneys at Wagner Reese at (888) 204-8440. Our lawyers are waiting to assist you with all your questions, and help you get back on your feet after the financial, physical, and emotional losses you have experienced.

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