Arkansas Doctor Convicted in Bombing Loses Lawsuit

April 23, 2012

An Arkansas doctor convicted in a bombing that nearly killed the head of the state medical board lost a separate wrongful death case on April 20 and was ordered to pay $300,000 to family members of a former patient who died.

Randeep Mann, who ran a pain clinic in Russellville, had his license to prescribe narcotics suspended by the Arkansas State Medical Board after several of his patients suffered fatal overdoses. Jurors in the criminal case found him responsible for the 2009 bombing outside the home of Dr. Trent Pierce, the board chairman, who prosecutors said Mann targeted in retaliation for the board’s decision.

In the separate wrongful death case, Mann was sued on behalf of the estate of Robin Dee Woodall. The trial began April 16 in Dardanelle, The Courier in Russellville reported.

The lawsuit alleged that Mann prescribed Woodall at least 10 different medications before she died in 2003. An autopsy report showed she died of multiple drug intoxication, according to the lawsuit, which sought more than $75,000.

Attorneys pointed to incidents in 2003 and 2006 when Mann was sanctioned by the medical board for violating the state’s medical practices law.

Mann’s lawyers had said they were prepared to defend his care of Woodall. They also argued in court filings that the civil case should have focused only on Woodall’s case, not Mann’s entire medical career.

Mann is incarcerated at federal prison in Pennsylvania, according to the Bureau of Prisons website. He was sentenced to life in prison last year after he was convicted of a weapon of mass destruction count and other charges. Mann is appealing those convictions.

Investigators said they found nearly 100 grenades and a cache of machine guns at or near Mann’s home, though almost all of the firearms were legally registered.

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