122 medical malpractice claims filed against surgeon

by lmallernee | September 19th, 2012

September 19, 2012

A surgeon with 122 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him is still practicing medicine, allegedly somewhere in New York City, reports the Law Firm Newswire.

Even though [this doctor] is currently under criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he has not yet been charged with a criminal offense.

Former patients allege that he performed fraudulent operations and intentionally did not treat or improperly treated patients’ injuries.

“Once the first accusation was made, the floodgates of litigation opened, with lawsuits being filed monthly,” according to one lawyer.

[This doctor], who claims to be one of the most skilled orthopedic surgeons in America, is facing 122 medical malpractice lawsuits. He even offers advice in online forums relating to orthopedic topics, topics about joint care, if and when to have surgery as a result of sports injuries, etc.

These cases will take years before they are heard in court, and the paperwork is phenomenal. This is a case that involves a federal grand jury and all the secrecy that goes with their investigation.

The thing that worries the patients’ lawyers is that the doctor appears to be still practicing. He continues to be active on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter and to offer medical advice.

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