Woman says doctor ’caused’ daughter’s death in Ontario

Stephanie J. Neefield said Dr. Khalil Hassan assisted in the “desecration of human bodies” and that his medical neglect not only destroyed her daughter’s trust in the medical profession. Neefield recounted in a letter…

Woman says doctor 'caused' daughter's death in Ontario

Stephanie J. Neefield said Dr. Khalil Hassan assisted in the “desecration of human bodies” and that his medical neglect not only destroyed her daughter’s trust in the medical profession.

Neefield recounted in a letter to Ontario Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland how she questioned Hassan about her daughter’s injuries months after the incident and that the physician told her her child’s injuries did not come from trauma.

Her letter also describes Hassan allegedly telling her in the spring of 2017 that he intentionally exposed a child to poison.

Hassan has been charged with 10 criminal counts of assault and battery on children. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege the doctor acted with “wanton disregard for the safety of children” and neglected both his family and patients.

Neefield’s letter reads: “I suspect that Dr. Hassan, who saw my daughter just before she died, directly contributed to her injuries. In fact, he may have caused the injuries. There are no viable explanations as to why the injuries she sustained could have occurred, except for the acts of Dr. Hassan.”

Hassan has also provided medical care to former Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and Ottawa Senators superstar Erik Karlsson, who are both active in politics. The doctor has declined to comment on the criminal charges filed against him.

CNN reached out to Hassan’s lawyers for comment and did not immediately hear back.

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