Jailed Doctor's Patients Sue Prosecutors

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Patients of a Haysville doctor accused of running a "pill mill'' say they plan to file a lawsuit.

The lawsuit names the federal government, the state of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Healing Arts as defendants.

It's being filed by a group called the Pain Relief Network on behalf of the patients of Dr. Stephen Schneider.

Schneider and his wife were indicted in December on federal charges including conspiracy, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death, and health care fraud.

The state has suspended his license, which forced him to close his Haysville clinic.

Among other things, the lawsuit seeks an emergency order forcing the Board of Healing Arts to restore Schneider's medical license.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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