TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 19, 2019
A Jackson doctor accused of prescribing opioids that resulted in a pregnant patient's death was temporarily released yesterday with no bond after he reported he was not given an opportunity to make a phone call to hire an attorney, The Jackson Sun reports. Thomas Kelly Ballard of the Ballard Clinic Family Practice faces multiple federal drug trafficking charges, including several that accuse him of using his power to prescribe opioids to convince female patients to perform sexual favors. Ballard is accused of prescribing 4.7 million pills during an estimated three-year period.