TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A doctor who got a Maryland medical license despite his Florida rape conviction has settled a wrongful death lawsuit in Baltimore County.

Attorney Jay Miller said Friday the family of Grace Elliott reached the settlement with Dr. William Dando in a case stemming from Elliott’s death from a prescription drug overdose in 2010. Miller says the terms are confidential.

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Dando’s 1987 rape conviction became widely known last year after he was charged with sexually assaulting a female patient in Allegany County. He permanently surrendered his Maryland medical license to resolve the Allegany County case.

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The state Board of Physicians has acknowledged it failed to investigate Dando in granting him a license in 1996.

Gov. Larry Hogan signed a law in April requiring criminal background checks for medical license applicants.

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