A homicide investigation in Florida has some far reaching ties to the Tri-State. A Newburgh man was there for stem cell treatment and died during the procedure. Richard Poling, 77, went to Florida for treatment of a lung disease he’s battled for more than ten years, but he didn’t make it through the procedure. Now the doctor he chose, Dr. Zannos Grekos, is at the heart of a homicide investigation. But his isn’t the first story about Dr. Grekos that ends poorly. Barb Neuman’s husband was diagnosed with a different lung disease, but went to the same doctor, in 2009. They mortgaged their home to afford more than $50,000 for the treatment. Unfortunately Neuman’s husband died nine months later. But other patients speak highly of Dr. Grekos. Grekos’ license had been restricted in 2011 for performing undisclosed stem cell research on a woman with breast cancer who later died. Neuman says she hopes her story can teach others a valuable lesson. No one has been arrested in the three deaths. The Florida State Surgeon General has issued an emergency suspension on Grekos’ license, and Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the deaths.
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Newburgh Man Dies While Receiving Stem Cell Treatment in Florida