According to KXAN, a doctor in Austin had his license suspended after investigators discovered he possessed several illegal narcotics, including methamphetamine.
The physician was arrested at his house by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. During the arrest, authorities searched his home and found several grams of methamphetamine and several hundred tablets of controlled substances. The physician was charged with possession of a controlled substance by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and was booked at the Williamson County Jail. He was released the next day after posting bail, which was set at $20,000.
On January 21, the doctor was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and other controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice. On February 6, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the doctor’s medical license because he “poses a continuing threat to public welfare,” with the risk of medical malpractice being very high for him if he works with patients. The temporary suspension will remain in place until the board takes further action.
What Can I Do If A Doctor’s Negligence Caused My Injury?
When doctors have illegal and destructive habits like this, it is easy to see why medical malpractice happens. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional fails to meet a high standard of care while treating a patient, resulting in serious injury or death.
As a direct result of legislative caps on injury awards to those who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, many personal injury firms in Texas no longer accept medical malpractice cases. At our firm, however, we believe that all victims of negligence deserve justice.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call (512) 474-8346 or contact our Austin injury attorney online. The Law Offices of Aaron Allison is highly qualified and welcomes the opportunity to represent those who have been seriously injured or who have lost family members as a result of medical malpractice.
Did You Know: Texas is one of 31 states to cap medical malpractice damages, although there is no limit on economic damages like reimbursement for medical bills or lost wages.
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