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New accusations against former Sparrow doctor

Posted at 5:27 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 06:18:40-04

LANSING, Mich. — More people are coming forward with complaints about Dr. John Laurain, former Sparrow doctor.

One of them talked with FOX 47 News' Alani Letang and that woman is choosing to stay anonymous. She told us she went to see Dr. Laurain for pain in her jaw but said that's not what the doctor focused on.

"I got nowhere at that appointment, and it was ridiculous," said the woman.

This woman now speaking up after seeing our story about two other patients, Dustin Morrell and James St. Clair, filing a lawsuit with Grewal Law against Dr. Laurain. They said he sexually assaulted them for more than a year.

The accuser saw Dr. Laurain only once in July 2018 for that jaw pain and said things got weird.

She said the doctor, "listened to my lungs, then he started feeling up and down on my legs around the knee area."

The woman said she didn't speak up at the time because he's a doctor.

"Didn't say anything because you're at a doctors office, you expect they are doing what they should be doing," said the woman.

She also said the doctor would make comments about her life, and that made her uncomfortable. "I just had my daughter and he asked if she was my only child, and I told him yes. And he said good and starts laughing and said you didn't need anymore."

She continued, "then he goes and checks my medical history, and asked if your parents are heavy set? I told him no I don't understand why you're asking me that. He said well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and he begins laughing."

Now she said she dreads going to see any doctor because of what she went through with Laurain.

"And I still to this day have to deal with the pain. I know not everybody is like him, but it makes me nervous going," said the woman.

Letang stopped by Dr. Laurain's house today to ask him for a comment on the accusations. Someone was home but would not answer the door.

Laurain is no longer employed by Sparrow Health System. Sparrow won't comment on him. The state licensing agency (LARA) has an open investigation into the doctor.

The Lansing Police Department has also received complaints about Dr. Laurain. We are working to get a copy of that.

We'll keep you updated on the lawsuit and the investigations.

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