Doctor accused of poor work makes deal with Mich. 

A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in hundreds of children has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty and have his future work reviewed by another doctor.

Dr. Yasser Awaad signed the agreement this week with state regulators in a deal that allows him to keep his medical license. He'll be on probation for at least one year, the Detroit Free Press reported ( ) Friday.

A lawsuit is pending against Awaad, a resident of West Bloomfield Township, and Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. He is accused of implanting devices into the brains of several youngsters to control epileptic seizures they never had.

The hospital continues to back Awaad, although it agreed in 2009 to pay $309,140 to Michigan's Medicaid program, which had paid for some of the doctor's treatments.

Awaad's attorney, Max Hoffman, said two state agencies signed the order and "the outcome is a fair result that adequately represented the public."

Attorney Brian Benner, who tried to file complaints on behalf of 39 children Awaad treated, said only one case involving four children was investigated and other families never received a call.


Information from: Detroit Free Press,

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