A former physician assistant is accused of using his position to commit sexual battery and other crimes against at least seven patients at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas, and a lawyer says yet more victims will emerge.
At least three lawsuits filed in recent weeks in U.S. District Court in Kansas accuse Mark Wisner of conducting unnecessary and improper genital examinations at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center. He also faces criminal charges of aggravated criminal sodomy, solicitation and sexual battery in Leavenworth County, just outside Kansas City, Kansas.
Wisner surrendered his medical license last year after at least seven patients accused him of abuse, and medical regulators said at the time that others could come forward.
Daniel Curry, who represents plaintiffs in two of the lawsuits, said Monday that his research, the findings of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and his communications with other attorneys indicate there could be dozens of victims.
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