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Doctor Denies Groping Patients at Richland Hospital

TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - An anesthesiologist has denied accusations that he groped women's breasts while they were unconscious for surgery at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.

In a complaint response filed this week with Washington's Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Dr. Lloyd Olson says he briefly touched the breasts of two patients in April to detect whether or not they had breasts implants. He says it was a way to make sure they were the right patients getting the proper procedure.

His lawyer, David Smith of Seattle, says there were no sexual motivation. The Tri-City Herald Olson has been suspended from practicing in Washington. His case is scheduled for a hearing May 25.

 

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