Did Dr John T. Hancock get sentenced yet

Did Dr John T. Hancock get sentenced yet

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not surprised

Asheville, NC

#1 Mar 11, 2010
I hadn't heard anything about Dr. Hancock being sentenced yet, but I saw where they were supposed to do it last year in December. Does anyone know what happened with him, and what happened with his wife/nurse? Thanks!
windspeaks

AOL

#2 Mar 12, 2010
I would really like to know the same thing? He went on trail last July but I haven't heard how that turned out for him. I do know he was in alot of trouble. I have no clue what happened to his wife or nurse. Prehaps someone will enlighten us.
Karma believer

Asheville, NC

#3 Mar 12, 2010
windspeaks wrote:
I would really like to know the same thing? He went on trail last July but I haven't heard how that turned out for him. I do know he was in alot of trouble. I have no clue what happened to his wife or nurse. Prehaps someone will enlighten us.
I googled him, and I can't find anything since the trial. All the site articles say that he is to be sentenced December 7, 2009. That was a few months ago, yet there doesn't seem to be anything about whether the sentencing happened, or if it was postponed...nothing. Anyway, thanks for replying. If I find out anything, I'll post it. Please do the same?
do tell

Morristown, TN

#4 Mar 12, 2010
Karma believer wrote:
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I googled him, and I can't find anything since the trial. All the site articles say that he is to be sentenced December 7, 2009. That was a few months ago, yet there doesn't seem to be anything about whether the sentencing happened, or if it was postponed...nothing. Anyway, thanks for replying. If I find out anything, I'll post it. Please do the same?
What was his trial over? If anyone knows please post. Isn't he a pediatrition with Healthstar?
whatever

Kodak, TN

#5 Mar 12, 2010
Is anyone on this page who you are looking for?
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/foil/results....
Karma believer

Asheville, NC

#6 Mar 12, 2010
do tell wrote:
<quoted text>What was his trial over? If anyone knows please post. Isn't he a pediatrition with Healthstar?
Your thinking of a different Dr. Hancock. We are speaking of Dr. John Theodore Hancock who had a medical clinic in Mooresburg. He frauded TennCare, gave pain meds out like candy,(even to people he'd never seen), didn't pay taxes, etc,.. The United States brought charges against him and felt like he was responsible for 5 peoples death, due to over dosing. His wife was a nurse at his clinic. He ran a very crooked business.
whatever

Kodak, TN

#7 Mar 13, 2010
All I did was put in John Hancock and those were the names that popped up One of them could be him or not. Dr. Hale only did a short term when he was found guilty of insurance fraud. He also was giving out lots of pain meds.
Hancock hurts people

Asheville, NC

#8 Mar 13, 2010
whatever wrote:
All I did was put in John Hancock and those were the names that popped up One of them could be him or not. Dr. Hale only did a short term when he was found guilty of insurance fraud. He also was giving out lots of pain meds.
Thanks for the info, but none of those are the right one. My husband was one of the first patients to receive Oxycontin in Tennessee, and as we knew nothing about it, we just trusted in Dr. Hancock to guide my husband through his injuries. We we rear ended at a traffic light, and both got hurt pretty badly. Dr. Hancock told my husband to bite one of the Oxycontin's in half, so it would kick in quicker. My husband did, not knowing any better. Long story short... He got severely addicted. He is clean now, but we went through some really terrible years, thanks to Dr. John T. Hancock.
I wonder

Longview, TX

#9 May 5, 2010
Dr. Hancock was indited on 113 federal felony counts and was convicted on 97 of them I believe. The manditory sentence is no less then 25 years, but I haven't been able to find his case listed on the sentencing docket. My understanding(know a family friend) is that he is currently being held awaiting sentencing at a minimum security prison in Georgia.
I believe that his ex-wife was granted immunity to testify against her. According to his family everything, including his personal drug addition is his ex-wife's fault.
I hope he does his full sentence and they don't just give him a slap on the wrist.
Docket

Morristown, TN

#10 May 6, 2010
Sentencing has been reset for 5-26-10 at 9:00 am.
Get A Life People

Coushatta, LA

#11 May 12, 2010
I know the person that is "I Wonder" and they have a lot of sour grapes to sow!!! That person blames all their troubles and a loss of a job on Dr. Hancock. His wife has not received immunity...the IRS is now after her...if you read the transcripts from the trial what the 5 people died from was from nothing that Dr. Hancock prescribed! The only reason people get addicted to pain killers is their fault not the doctors!I have been in a really bad accident pain killers of all kind offered to me and I took tem briefly but I know the dangers of any pain killer and Iwould not allow myself to continue to be on them. ALL DOCTORS will offer pain killers for a long time! When does a person become responcible for THIR OWN ACTIONS! Stope the damn blame game people!!! And I Wonder...you don't hve a life and that is why you want to keep trashing this person and I can say that because I know who you are!!! I could say more because I know all that has accured...but this is too long already!
Shana E aka I wonder

United States

#12 May 13, 2010
I'll post with my real name. Not an issue. Yes, I do blame JT Hancock for the lose of a job. I blew a whistle and got punished for it. That's life, I've moved on, I've got a better job and am in a better place now. As I told his mother last night, I do pray for JT and that God's will be done in regards to him, not my own. I've tried to move beyond the anger for things that happened in the past.
There is a difference between "sour grapes" and sharing knowledge and information. I used the words "I believe" in relationship to JT's ex-wife getting immunity. I stand corrected if that is not the case. I'm not quite sure what you find in my orginal post that "trashs" JT...I only stated facts as I know them. You corrected one of those.
I have said nothing on this forum or any other public forum that I would not say to JT, you, or his mother directly at the time I posted it. Have I said things in the past that I regret saying? of course. We all say things in anger that we later wish we could take back or reword.
The wrongful deaths charges were only 5 of 113 charges that JT was brought up on. There was much more going on then that and you know it.
If you wish to discuss this further feel free to call me. If you don't have my number anymore you know how to get it.
Hancock hurts people

Asheville, NC

#13 May 20, 2010
Get A Life People wrote:
I know the person that is "I Wonder" and they have a lot of sour grapes to sow!!! That person blames all their troubles and a loss of a job on Dr. Hancock. His wife has not received immunity...the IRS is now after her...if you read the transcripts from the trial what the 5 people died from was from nothing that Dr. Hancock prescribed! The only reason people get addicted to pain killers is their fault not the doctors!I have been in a really bad accident pain killers of all kind offered to me and I took tem briefly but I know the dangers of any pain killer and Iwould not allow myself to continue to be on them. ALL DOCTORS will offer pain killers for a long time! When does a person become responcible for THIR OWN ACTIONS! Stope the damn blame game people!!! And I Wonder...you don't hve a life and that is why you want to keep trashing this person and I can say that because I know who you are!!! I could say more because I know all that has accured...but this is too long already!
I have no clue who you are, but at the same time, you don't know me. I am not the person that is posted as "I Wonder", although I can agree with things she/he has said. My husband does take responsibility for his addiction, however if you've never been hurt before, you wouldn't take pain meds. At least not my husband, so he had NO idea what an addiction felt like until it was too late. You should be careful, that something like that never happens to you. Reality usually has a way of slapping idiots heads around for them. Karma will bite you in the butt. I personally hope that John Hancock gets every day in prison that is coming to him.
The Wonderer

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#14 Jun 15, 2010
Is there a way to get in contact with him? I'd like to speak with him myself.
Straight from the press

New Kent, VA

#15 Jul 30, 2010
Hancock trial update
Robert Moore
Citizen Tribune
7/30/2010 3:11:37 PM

Assistant U.S. Attorney H. Neil Smith maintains John T. Hancock’s medical career was a virtually uninterrupted tale of arrogance and missed opportunities.



During his closing arguments Friday, Smith told U.S. District Judge Ronnie S. Greer that Hancock’s addiction that preceded his spiral into the federal prison system was “part of a greater dysfunction.”



“There are much deeper issues (here) than we will probably ever understand,” the federal prosecutor said.



Smith said Hancock exhibited an inability to accept constructive criticism or correction, even during his medical residencies.



The former medical doctor says he became addicted to OxyContin after being prescribed the drug following a serious auto crash. Smith told Greer that doesn’t tell the entire story.



In 2003 — after the crash — Hancock was arrested in Morristown when he attempted to pass a forged prescription for OxyContin. Hancock was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor drug offense, and managed to keep his medical license.



Despite this close brush with professional catastrophe, Hancock was deeply involved in over-prescribing painkillers and TennCare fraud the very next year.



Smith said he finds Hancock’s devil-may-care attitude “difficult to fathom,” but added the situation soon grew worse. In an argument that mirrored one later advanced by the judge, Smith says at some point Hancock abandoned the practice of medicine.



“(Hancock reasoned) I really don’t want to do the hard work of being a doctor anymore … It’s so much easier to write that script for cash,” Smith said.



Before sentencing Hancock to 23 years in federal prison, Greer told Hancock that doctors like him are key players in the appearance of OxyContin and other powerful painkillers on the local illicit drug market.



In one way, Greer says, Hancock’s prescribing practices were more deplorable than those of unscrupulous Florida doctors employed by pill-slinging pain clinics.

For more details about what Greer said and the federal judge’s take on the painkiller explosion in East Tennessee read the Sunday edition of the
Callipygian

Bristol, TN

#16 Aug 2, 2010
Glad to see he is finally gone. He caused so much trouble in Hawkins County.
Get A Life People

Coushatta, LA

#17 Aug 5, 2010
Hancock hurts people wrote:
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I have no clue who you are, but at the same time, you don't know me. I am not the person that is posted as "I Wonder", although I can agree with things she/he has said. My husband does take responsibility for his addiction, however if you've never been hurt before, you wouldn't take pain meds. At least not my husband, so he had NO idea what an addiction felt like until it was too late. You should be careful, that something like that never happens to you. Reality usually has a way of slapping idiots heads around for them. Karma will bite you in the butt. I personally hope that John Hancock gets every day in prison that is coming to him.
I believe when you do things on purpose to harm people or the earth, than yes somehow some way it will come back to you. The difference here Dr. Hancock did not get your husband hooked on pain killers on purpose! Did you or your husband not read the information that comes with the pain medication from the pharmacy? I do believe any pain medication tells you that it could be HABIT forming! Did you or your husband not do any research on the internet? You have computer skills after all you joined a public forum to discuss such topics as Dr. Hanacok. Why wouldn’t you do research on something this important? However, in my opinion it does not even take research to know this, common sense tells you this! Do you not know that a person can even become dependent on Advil, Aleve, and Tylenol and other over the counter medicines? Even nose spray is habit forming. So if your doctor told you to take any of the over the counter stuff and you became dependent on it, would it be his fault? Dr. Hancock’s problem in my opinion was that he had too much sympathy with someone in pain since he was injured badly in a car accident. Did his own pain that he suffered with cloud his judgment? Probably so! You see I have no sympathy for anyone that gets hooked on pain killers. At the age of 19 long before the internet, I was injured badly. I suffered for 10 years with horrible pain from that accident. At the age of 19, I knew I could not stay on pain killers because pain medication is so addictive. How old was your husband when he became addicted? Then again in my 40’s I was injured in a car accident. I had to go through several surgical procedures over a couple of years. Once again I could have been dependent on pain killers, but I knew the outcome. Doctors are human! Maybe your husband should have gotten a second opinion or maybe he should have gotten a doctor that didn’t give a damn about the pain he was in. In fact if I was a doctor, I would be afraid to write any pain medication for anyone because people are people and as the doctor you will get the blame for someone becoming dependent on any medication! So why really try to help people that are in any kind of pain? If it were me, I would tell you to SUCK IT UP and get over it! After all that is what I did. Or maybe the doctor should say just take 2 aspirin and get some rest. But be careful because aspirin can be habit forming even though it is over the counter! So have you or your husband’s head been slapped lately? In my opinion, why should he serve time for people that are idiots???? Well, maybe due to the fact that he was not so smart by allowing people to PLAY him! Meaning not being tough and telling them to SUCK IT UP and deal with the pain! A doctor shouldn’t show sympathy in cases like your husband or anyone in pain…they need to be like a parent and show tough love and say it is for your own good that I do not give you anything for your suffering! Sorry, I just don’t want you to become addicted to something that will help you! So on that note you better stay away from over the counter pain killers such as aspirin because it is habit forming especially when you are in pain! How does that sound? If Dr. Hancock would have taken that approach he wouldn’t been in this mess!
Info Seeker

Collegedale, TN

#18 Aug 2, 2011
I'd also like to get in direct contact be it mail or in person. If any information is available, please post it, even if it is of a lawyer or court official.
susie

Knoxville, TN

#19 Aug 3, 2011
I went to Dr. Hancock when he first came to town, He is the only dr. I have been to that admitted (after being sent to several specialist, by him) that they didn't know what was causing my problem. I liked him at the time,I can not speak to how he was after moving to Hawkin's Co. I can say that I see several different Dr.'s now (specialist) & they all ask If I need pain med's. If I choose to I could be a real addict. I however know the risk of pain meds. I choose not to take them, most make me sick & I also, alway's want to be in control & try to know what is going on around me.

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