Surgeon Accused of Botching Free Surgery, Killing Teenager
Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A surgeon thought he was doing a good thing when he agreed to perform a risky brain stem operation on a teenage boy in October 2006. The much publicized procedure was the surgeon’s attempt to gain positive publicity after doctors in Moscow discovered a tumor in the teenage boy’s brain stem, which interfered with his ability to swallow as well as his appetite and balance.
All hopes for a successful outcome were forgotten when the victim went into a coma following surgery and was subsequently declared brain dead in November. He died in June 2007 at the age of 16, a death his family blames on the surgeon’s medical negligence. They filed a medical malpractice suit against the surgeon this month alleging that he was more interested in self-promotion rather than the surgery itself and therefore provided care that was below the acceptable medical standard.
For the surgeon, www.doxycycline-buy.com this suit is only one of at least twelve pending medical malpractice claims against him since June 2007, according to the Associated Press. The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision put him under investigation, and he has agreed to stop practicing until it comes to a conclusion about his medical license.
Although we all like to believe that doctors do not make mistakes, the unfortunate truth is that they do. Regardless of whether it was an intentional or negligent act, if you have been wrongfully injured by your doctor, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim and seek compensation. At Page Cagle, our Medical Malpractice Attorneys can research your medical records, examining every aspect of what went wrong in your treatment in order to prove your case. Contact Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681 for your free consultation.