Judge approves settlement in lawsuit against former W. Columbia doctor - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Judge approves settlement in lawsuit against former W. Columbia doctor

(Columbia-AP) July 21, 2006 - A former West Columbia doctor who admitted he conspired to give steroids to NFL players has agreed to pay $200,000 to the family of a man who died after receiving controversial treatments while under his care.

James Shortt has agreed to pay the amount to the family of Michael Bate.

The lawsuit claimed Shortt prescribed Bate a cream containing testosterone which, the suit claims, accelerated Bate's cancer and led to his death.

The settlement approved Thursday will be covered by Shortt's malpractice insurance.

Shortt was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for illegally conspiring to prescribe steroids to NFL players.

Posted 7:46am by Bryce Mursch

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