5 News has told you Dr. Edita Milan was arrested last week for over prescribing drugs to her patients and people she doesn't see on a regular basis. Investigators believe she could be related to four deaths in the area.
One of Dr. Milan's former patients, who would like to remain anonymous, told 5 News that she was in a coma for almost 2 weeks because of Dr. Milan's prescriptions.
Christmas morning about five years ago most of you were probably celebrating with your families, but one woman didn't get that chance.
"The last day that I remember was Christmas Eve night," said Dr. Milan's Patient.
This woman was in a coma for ten days. She claims it's because of the prescriptions Dr. Milan gave her. Last month investigators raided her office and confiscated computers and patient files.
"The doctor called my family and said she's brain dead, her liver has quit functioning, and her kidney's quit functioning. So my family said pull the plug and let her pass away peacefully," said Dr. Milan's Patient.
Two days after they cut her off life support she woke up.
"They had to flush all of the drugs out of me that Dr. Milan had me on," said Dr. Milan's Patient.
This woman was a patient of Dr. Milan's for ten years and there are four pages of prescriptions for just the past three.
"At least 10-15 pills everyday. Every morning, every noon, and every night. It's a wonder I have even got a liver left," said Dr. Milan's Patient.
And now she suffers from a few different things.
"It caused some brain damage. Since that I've started going into seizures and had a heart attack. The longer I was going to Dr. Milan the worse health I was getting into. I thought I was going to die if I didn't quit going to her," said Dr. Milan's Patient.
She was originally almost 300 pounds went to 87 when she was on this medication and now after it's been a few years, she's gotten to a healthy weight of about 130.
"This should have surfaced a long time ago. It could have saved a lot of lives, a lot of families, a lot of heart break, and a lot of addiction," said Dr. Milan's Patient.
Since this is a federal case, 5 News reached out to the U.S. Attorney's office to get a comment from the person representing Dr. Milan, but that information is not being released.
Jul 31, 2013 at 2:20 PMSomeone feels sorry for this 'old woman' with a medical degree? Really? You know....you'd "think" someone her age would have MORE sense not LESS sense than to hide behind her medical license and become nothing but a common drug dealing parasite. She deserves to live out her days in federal prison. NO sympathy here. How utterly stupid to have sympathy for a drug dealer. Hmm...I guess her 'customers' would be though.
Jul 30, 2013 at 3:31 PMI don't believe that Dr. Milan is responsible for everything that people are claiming, they sure were running over top of one another to get into her door. I have seen people arrive at the Weston office when she was located there, at three a.m. She truly believed she was helping these people, so why do they put the blame on her when they should blame themselves for going in there and complaining with pain to get medication. Some people I have no doubt were hypochondriacs, I feel sorry for Dr. Milan. She is an old woman now, and has had more than her fair share of personal problems, including in her marriage, and she also had to put up with a lot from these people who are now persecuting her.