Consumer News

Garden City medical provider banned from operating in Kansas

Release Date: Jun 02, 2016

GARDEN CITY – (June 2, 2016) − A state judge has ordered a physician assistant in Garden City to stop doing business with consumers pending the outcome of a lawsuit that accuses him of failing to tell customers he used Botox purchased from overseas suppliers that was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Schmidt yesterday filed a consumer protection lawsuit in Finney County District Court against Joel Erskin who is part owner and operator of Renovo Medical LLC, and University Medical LLC. Judge Michael L. Quint has entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting the defendant from operating in Kansas pending the outcome of the case. The attorney general is seeking civil penalties and investigative fees.

The lawsuit resulted from a lengthy investigation of the defendants' business practices conducted by federal authorities and the attorney general's office. It also accuses Erskin of misrepresenting that he was a medical doctor and of operating without the appropriate physician supervision required by Kansas law.

A copy of the lawsuit and of the temporary order is available at