Last month a Dallas County grand jury indicted a Plano, Texas neurosurgeon on six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with medical malpractice. The deadly weapon in question was the combination of his surgical tools and his hands, which he used to operate on patients, according to indictments.
The 44-year-old doctor performed quite a few spinal surgeries at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, which led to accusations that he maimed several patients and caused the death of at least two between July 2012 and June 2013. His license was suspended in June 2013, and the Texas Medical Board noted he had a pattern of failing to follow appropriate planning standards before surgeries. The board also said he failed to recognize and respond to complications during and after operations that put his patients at risk.
Before the Texas Board suspended the surgeon’s license, some of his patients had alleged in legal filings that the doctor was erratic and under the influence of drugs and alcohol while performing surgery. However, the patients faced a hurdle: the 10-year-old Texas tort reforms that raised the burden of proof and decreased the amount of a potential medical malpractice payout.
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