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Thursday, March 15, 2012


Abraham appeal set

By David Baker
Posted Thursday, March 15 2012

An appeal of a conviction for insurance fraud lodged by a former doctor who was allegedly negligent credentialed by Samaritan Hospital is set to be heard.

Akiva Abraham is appealing his conviction stemming from a fire that destroyed a nightclub building he owned in Saratoga Springs.

Abraham lost his medical license in 2005. A lawsuit filed in 2006 accuses Samaritan Hospital of negligently granting him privileges to practice, and allowing him to perform a surgery he was not authorized by the hospital to do and without the permission of the patient.

A trial judge ruled that the hospital is not liable for Abraham's actions, but that the negligent credentialing claim against it can go to trial.

Oral argument on Abraham's appeal against the insurance fraud conviction is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. The court session will be at Albany Law School.

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