NYPD doc slammed detective struggling lengthy COVID as a liar


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

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

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

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

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

The virus left him with lung injury and almost two years later, the Long Islander can’t carry his son to the automobile or play soccer along with his children, 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 children. Dennis A. Clark

Yet an NYPD physician, Leon Eisikowitz, slammed Aykac as a “malingerer,” repeatedly compelled him to journey in for appointments in Queens and pressured him to return to work, in response to a Manhattan Supreme courtroom lawsuit in opposition to the doctor and town.

Eisikowitz refused to approve medical remedies and even despatched him to division psychologists after the Manhattan detective complained concerning the physician’s habits, in response to the courtroom paperwork.

Ilter Aykac poses for pictures inside his Long Island home.An NYPD physician, Leon Eisikowitz, slammed Aykac as a “malingerer.” Dennis A. Clark

Eisikowitz continued to dismiss Aykac’s signs, regardless of his lack of ability to carry out a stress take a look at with out briefly shedding consciousness. In June, Eisikowitz allegedly compelled him to stroll round a division medical advanced in Queens as a take a look at, in response to 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 throughout 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 instructed 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,” legal professional John Scola mentioned.

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

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