In an earlier post, we wrote about a doctor who lied to a woman when she contacted him for surgery. The doctor was under investigation with the state Medical Board because of surgical errors he made on three other patients, two of whom died. Moreover, the state had also revoked his medical license more than six months before the woman’s surgery – another fact he never mentioned to the woman.
After the woman had surgery, she went to her follow-up appointments. Although the woman was complaining of severe pain, the doctor “refused to perform a fluoroscopy or endoscopy.” He prescribed her an acid-reflux medication to treat her pain, nausea and acid reflux.
When the woman had been suffering with the pain for six months, she sought a second opinion. The surgeon told her that the lap-band had slipped and was cutting into her stomach wall. The only way to correct the surgery was with a second surgery. She underwent the second surgery, and when she woke up, the surgeon gave her more bad news.
The damage to her stomach needed to be repaired with sutures, the lap-band needed to be removed, and the lap-band could not be replaced.
The woman says the doctor promoted himself as a medical service provider who offered lap-band surgery. She also stated that the doctor “used certain corporate entities or factitious business names as vehicles” to work with other companies “for the purpose of saturating the local advertising market and…for the purpose of dominating the market.”
Source: Courthouse News Service, “Medical Complaint Is Catalogue of Horrors,” Jamie Ross, 6 July 2011