Dr. Hooshang D. Poor has admitted to Medicare fraud and is facing an indefinite suspension of his medical license faces allegations of sexual assault.  Dr. Poor is facing civil action stemming from an alleged Sept. 16, 2016, assault on a licensed practical nurse who claims Poor groped her from behind while they were working together at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Tower Hill Nursing Home.

Poor has had other legal troubles in his decades-long medical career.  Last month, Poor agreed to pay $680,000 to resolve allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

“As a result of Poor’s assault on her, the (nurse) has been seriously and permanently injured, and continues to suffer at present from psychological disease, which impairs and affects all aspects of her life,” the suit states.

The nurse has incurred past expenses for medical treatment and will likely incur more expenses in the future, the suit claims. It also states she has lost income.

Following the assault, the nurse had to avoid coming into contact with Poor when they both still worked at Kindred and since then she has had to avoid him at other nursing homes where she has been employed, which “has caused her to suffer continual emotional upset and interfered with her employment opportunities and schedule,” according to the lawsuit.

The suit states that the nurse promptly reported the assault to the nursing home’s human resources office. It’s unclear if the assault was reported to police.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine indefinitely suspended Poor’s medical license on Dec. 20, 2018, after finding that he negligently treated two patients and kept inadequate medical records for four patients.

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