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Fake doctor from Montceau: new indictment, death of a second patient

2020-11-28T21:50:53.188Z

The fake doctor at the Filieris health center was indicted on Thursday, this time for fraud, after complaints from her former employer.



Samantha Avril, the fake 36-year-old doctor who worked for four months in Montceau-les-Mines (Saône-et-Loire), was once again indicted, a judicial source said on Friday.

She had already been indicted on September 25 for "illegal practice of medicine, endangering the life of others, unintentional injuries, forgery and use of forgery".

Thursday, she was served with a supplementary indictment, this time for "fraud", following a complaint filed by the Order of Physicians of Saône-et-Loire and her employer, the Filieris health center de Montceau, explains the public prosecutor in Chalon-sur-Saône, Damien Savarzeix.

Two families have also taken action after the death of a second patient who had consulted Samantha Avril: Ludovic Blatnik, an octogenarian, died on October 14 after four months in hospital.

"She had already been reported"

A first family had already lodged a complaint after the death of Jean-Marc Gauthier, 67, on October 8.

His wife, Régine Gauthier, denounced "hazardous prescriptions" in a testimony to the Journal de Saône-et-Loire.

According to Régine Gauthier, the false doctor would have ordered the patient, during a consultation on August 2, to stop a daily treatment that had been prescribed for his heart problems.

"The link" remains to be established between these two deaths and the consultations given by Samantha Avril, specifies his lawyer Alain Guignard, who rather denounces the "culpable negligence" of the Order of Physicians who has "absolutely nothing".

The thirty-something, who worked as a doctor from May to September, "had already been declared schizophrenic, hospitalized twice and she had already been reported", recalled Me Guignard.

Registered with the Order of Physicians in full confinement

His client had indeed been prosecuted for false nursing diploma, after trying to register with the Order of Nurses.

The latter had discovered that his diploma was false and warned the health authorities who had raised the alert.

It is also this alert, found by an agent of the Filieris center after the hiring of Samantha Avril, which led to her dismissal.

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The president of the Departmental Order of Physicians Gérard Montagnon recalled that Samantha Avril's registration had been made in April, that is to say in full confinement, the interview therefore being done by telephone and the transmission of the diploma by Internet.

"Nothing has drawn our attention to a possible fraudulent nature of the documents which it transmitted to us", he recently declared.

Source: leparis

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