NYPD doc slammed detective suffering long COVID as a liar

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An NYPD physician accused a detective “disabled” by COVID-19 of mendacity about his signs and tried to pressure him again to work — although the officer might not drive and now wants an oxygen tank, based on a lawsuit.

Before he was recognized with coronavirus in March 2020, Ilter Aykac, 37, mentioned he didn’t have any vital medical points.

“I played sports, I chased down my kids. Carrying stuff wasn’t even an issue,” the married father of three advised The Post.

Aykac caught coronavirus on the job, he mentioned, the place a handful of colleagues had been contaminated earlier than he was.

He was hospitalized for eight days and advised he had two to 9 days to dwell — however was by no means truly positioned on a ventilator due to a scarcity of the life-saving machines, based on his authorized papers.

The virus left him with lung injury and practically two years later, the Long Islander can’t carry his son to the automobile or play soccer along with his youngsters, he mentioned.

“I’ve never been sick before. … Then this thing happened, I got sick, almost died,” the 14-year veteran of the pressure mentioned.

Medicine cabinet.
The 14-year pressure veteran says he can not play along with his youngsters.
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Yet an NYPD physician, Leon Eisikowitz, slammed Aykac as a “malingerer,” repeatedly pressured him to journey in for appointments in Queens and pressured him to return to work, based on a Manhattan Supreme courtroom lawsuit towards the doctor and town.

Eisikowitz refused to approve medical therapies and even despatched him to division psychologists after the Manhattan detective complained in regards to the physician’s conduct, based on the courtroom paperwork.

Ilter Aykac poses for pictures inside his Long Island home.
An NYPD physician, Leon Eisikowitz, slammed Aykac as a “malingerer.”
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Eisikowitz continued to dismiss Aykac’s signs, regardless of his incapacity to carry out a stress take a look at with out briefly shedding consciousness. In June, Eisikowitz allegedly pressured him to stroll round a division medical complicated in Queens as a take a look at, based on courtroom papers.

“I couldn’t even talk. I started shaking, I almost fell down. I asked for water, he wouldn’t give it to me,” Aykac mentioned. “For 25 minutes I couldn’t get out of my seat.”

Eisikowitz even inspired Aykac to disregard a cancerous mass on his kidney which had been found by one other physician in the course of the course of his remedy, the detective alleges within the authorized submitting. Aykac ultimately had profitable surgical procedure to take away the mass.

Aykac mentioned he might have labored from dwelling however Eisikowitz wouldn’t OK the request. When the Suffolk County resident identified to the doctor that he couldn’t drive, Aykac claims Eisikowitz advised him, “That’s not my concern, take Uber.”

Aykac said he could have worked from home but Eisikowitz wouldn't OK the request.
Aykac mentioned he might have labored from dwelling however Eisikowitz wouldn’t OK the request.

The division’s Medical Board ultimately authorized a 3/4-pay incapacity pension for Aykac, who mentioned he doesn’t need anybody else to endure the identical remedy from Eisikowitz.

“Just because one person scams doesn’t mean everyone scams. I want doctors like Eisikowitz to be gone. They don’t have any respect for human life,” he mentioned.

“If Mr. Aykac followed the instructions of his NYPD District Surgeon, who is solely interested in forcing him back to work at all costs, he would be dead,” lawyer John Scola mentioned.

The NYPD declined remark. Eisikowitz didn’t return a message.

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