Dr. Brian Nadler, 35, charged with three more counts of first-degree murder after multiple suspicious deaths at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

Hawkesbury OPP announced on March 26th that they were conducting an investigation after they were called to the hospital on the report of a suspicious death.

Dr.Brian Nadler, 35, was arrested by police on March 26th after “multiple recent deaths” said police spokesperson Bill Dickson. Police have not confirmed how many deaths occurred.

Nadler has been charged with one count of first-degree murder but maintains his innocence. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 6.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan shows a doctor with the same name and education was found guilty of professional misconduct in 2018.

Update March 30th
On March 29th, police identified 89-year-old Albert Poidinger of Pointe-Claire, Que., as the death that led to the initial first degree murder charge against Nadler. Bill Dickson of the OPP could not confirm whether Poidinger was one of Nadler’s patients.

Update April 2nd
According to CBC the medication used for COVID-19 patients is part of the murder investigation into Dr. Brian Nadler. OPP are waiting for post-mortem results from several other people who died at the hospital recently.

Update July 6th
Brian Nadler was released from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on $10,000 bail on July 5th under the conditions:

  •  he must reside at an address approved by the surety;
  •  he must remain in Canada;
  •  he cannot practice medicine; and
  •  he cannot be in contact with staff or any patients treated at the Hawkesbury hospital

Nadler is scheduled to return to court on July 13th,

Update August 18th 2022
Nadler was charged on August 17th with three additional counts of first degree murder. The three victims, Claire Briere, 80, of Rigaud, Que.; Lorraine Lalande, 79, of Hawkesbury, Ont.; and Judith Lungulescu, 93, of East Hawkesbury Township, Ont, were all under Nadler’s care at the time of their death.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.