Health, Around the Miami Valley
Thu August 11, 2011
Problems with Ohio Prison Doctor
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state has found the actions of an Ohio prison doctor problematic following an investigation into the suicide of an inmate under the doctor's care.
Dr. Myron Shank resigned during the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's review of Gregory Stamper's suicide June 1.
In a report obtained by the Associated Press Wednesday, the department cited several issues with Shank's work at Allen Correctional Center in Lima.
The state says Shank failed to follow up with patients and discontinued medication without first meeting with patients.
A prisoners' rights group says Stamper was in severe pain from damage to his nervous system but had been refused medication by Shank.