August 20th, 2012|
August 20, 2012
Controversy is swirling regarding allegations of medical malpractice against a neurosurgeon from The University of California-Davis campus. The Sacramento Bee reports the claims of malpractice stem from the doctor performing botched cancer treatments on patients, which resulted in California drug injuries and other medical errors.
Court documents from 11 previous medical malpractice lawsuits against the doctor show that he has repeatedly put patients in danger. In one case, he attempted to treat three patients with terminal brain cancer by opening their skulls and injecting bacteria. All three patients died a short time after the procedure. He left another woman paralyzed after performing surgery to remove a tumor from her skull, then told her he did not know what went wrong with the procedure.
Many of these lawsuits are also partially blaming UC Davis for giving the doctor credentials to practice in the United States. The doctor, who is a native of the Netherlands, is not board-certified in the U.S., nor does he have a medical license in the state of California. He is only able to practice medicine in the country through a “special faculty permit” issued to him by the university.
The California personal injury lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers encourage everyone to take a look at your doctor’s credentials before agreeing to any treatment or surgery they recommend. Doing so will help ensure that you are getting knowledgeable care from a qualified physician.