Attorney General James Announces Conviction Of New York Doctor For Manslaughter In Opioid Death

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:01

Physician Barry S. Sloan Pleads Guilty to Providing Patients Powerful Narcotics Outside the Good Faith Practice of Medicine and Recklessly Causing the Death of a 36-Year-Old Man by Prescribing Fentanyl  

Sloan Expected to Receive Four to Nine Years in State Prison 

NEW YORK–New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the conviction of physician Barry S. Sloan, 61, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for Manslaughter in the Second Degree, for recklessly causing the death of a patient, L.W, a Manhattan resident, who died at the age of 36 from a fentanyl overdose.  

The Court is expected to sentence Sloan, who has no prior criminal record, to four years to nine years in state prison and require that he surrender his license to practice medicine in the State of New York. 

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