A former Dallas neurosurgeon that has lost his license to practice medicine in 2013 has been indicted on multiple charges of assault relating to his treatment of patients and is facing prison time. He is currently being held at the Dallas County Jail on a bond of over $600,000.
According to Texas state regulators, the actions of Dr. Christopher Duntsch have led to the deaths of two patients and left other patients with injuries that have left them disabled. Duntsch’s case is what many believe to be one of the worst cases in malpractice law in Texas in recent history.
Indictments filed against Duntsch say that the physician’s hands were equivalent to a deadly weapon because he used them improperly to insert medical devices and screws into patients that were meant to alleviate their nerve and other pain. Instead, Duntsch operated on the wrong area of a patient’s body, damaging nerves and leaving them with chronic pain so severe that in the case of one of his patients, she is dependent on a wheelchair.
According to Duntsch’s attorney, Mario Herrera, the defendant has not entered a plea yet; however, he will be defending himself against all charges. The charges include a total of five counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and one count of injury to an elderly person with the intent to cause serious bodily injury.
Duntsch has had at least three lawsuits filed against him in recent years.
Every patient has the right to quality healthcare being given by their physician or healthcare facility or hospital. Healthcare providers and doctors are required to adhere to a set of standards of care and when it comes to matters of behavior and ethics. Most doctors and healthcare providers adhere to these standards. However, those who don’t should be held accountable for their actions.
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