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Indio Chiropractor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients

CALIFORNIA: A chiropractor who practices in Indio was arrested in mid February on suspicion of sexually assaulting patients while performing medical examinations. Stuart Greenwood, 58, of Apple Valley, was arrested without incident at his office, said Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron. His arrest followed an investigation by Indio police and the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners into four reports of sexual assaults allegedly committed by Greenwood, Guitron said. Indio police Detective Eric Longoria, who prepared the declaration, said the first alleged victim reported she saw Greenwood on June 7, 2006 at his Indio office for a neck injury. Greenwood allegedly told the woman she may “have another problem aside from the neck injury, and walked outside of the room, as if seeing if anybody was watching.” He then allegedly touched her inappropriately, but she stopped him and asked what he was doing, Longoria wrote. The second report involved a June 27, 2006, incident involving an employee who worked at Greenwood’s office, according to the detective. The employee said she was feeling pain in her back and asked the chiropractor to examine her, Longoria said. The woman told the detective that Greenwood asked her to take off her clothes and put on a robe. During the examination, Greenwood allegedly told the woman he was going to check her for a yeast infection and then touched her inappropriately. The woman said that when she asked him to stop Greenwood allegedly told her it was part of the examination. He again touched her inappropriately, officials said, adding that he claimed the touching would “make your back problems go away.” Greenwood also asked the employee out on a date and made numerous comments about her having sex with him, which she declined, according to Longoria. my


Chiropractor Pleads Not Guilty in Killing of 79-year-old Stamford Man

CONNECTICUT: Florida chiropractor William Lindemann was arrested and charged with the beating death of an elderly Connecticut man on January 27, 2009. The 47-year-old Lindemann was taken into custody by police in Naples, Florida, on February 20, 2009. Authorities say Lindemann attacked 79-year-old Herbert Davidson in a Stamford, Connecticut, parking garage. Lindemann was initially charged with first-degree assault. The charge was upgraded following the death of Herbert Davidson. Lindemann pleaded not guilty to both charges in state Superior Court in Stamford. He was released on $1 million bail and was forced to surrender his passport. Police believe Lindemann killed Davidson with one punch, knocking him to the ground and causing severe brain injuires. Davidson spent more than three weeks in a coma before succumbing to his injuries on Sunday, February 22. In 1997, Lindemann was indicted on fraud charges after a federal investigation in Brooklyn, N.Y., linked him to insurance schemes involving organized crime figures, according to published reports. In the schemes, insurance was collected for patient visits that never took place or for treatments never given, and medical information was provided for false claims in lawsuits. According to information on the Web site of the New York state Office of the Professions, Lindemann’s license was suspended in 2001 for 24 months, and he was placed on probation for three years. Lindemann admitted to having been convicted of seven counts of felony mail fraud, according to the Web site. Davidson raised five children in Stamford and had seven grandchildren, his son said. He lived in Stamford for nearly 40 years and spent his career as an engineer in the defense industry.


Chiropractor and Patient Settle Lawsuit over Stroke

CANADA: More than seven years after Les Limage was paralyzed by a stroke, a lawsuit against a chiropractor who adjusted his neck has quietly been settled. “It’s finally over for them. They can rest now,’’ Limage’s lawyer, Amani Oakley, said of Limage and his wife. A gag order imposed as part of the settlement means she can’t reveal any details. Limage and his wife, Florence, who now live in Cambridge, were suing Waterloo chiropractor George Hickson for over $5 million. The trial was to start in late March in Superior Court in Kitchener. But a meeting between the parties resulted in the settlement just prior. In his statement of claim, Limage alleged the stroke he suffered on Dec. 5, 2001, was caused by a neck adjustment Hickson had performed several days earlier. Limage, then 66, first visited Hickson in late November, complaining of hip pain. It was during his third visit that Hickson manipulated Limage’s neck. Both the statement of claim and the statement of defense contain allegations that have not been proven in court. Because the case never got to trial, the allegations will remain just that. It’s almost certain a trial would have put the controversy over the safety of chiropractic treatment in the spotlight again. Critics say that, although rare, neck adjustments are risky and can result in strokes. Chiropractors maintain they are safe. “This was an extremely stressful period of their lives,’’ Oakley said. “Les, in particular, this was very hard on him.’’

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