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Suspended Doctor Allowed to Practice Medicine with Restriction

Suspended Doctor Allowed to Practice Medicine with Restriction

Suspended Doctor Allowed to Practice Medicine with Restriction

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/jefferson-city-doctor-who-received-emergency-suspension-allowed-back-in/article_4e942785-ab91-580f-b58e-2a4306e965a9.html

A Jefferson City cardiologist had his license suspended in November after being accused of unnecessarily placing stents in patients' coronary arteries. The suspension was considered an emergency to protect the public. The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts reviewed several patient records and concluded the doctor was in some instances implanting several stints where none were needed. The doctor admitted during his board hearing that he erred on the side of aggressively treating patients. Six former patients of the doctor have sued him for malpractice since 2011. Each of these claims relate to stint operations. This doctor has recently been cleared to practice again although the board has placed some restriction on his license.

This cardiologist may have had the best intention with the treatment he offered his patients, but he was using a standard of care that fell below that of his profession. This substandard care is medical malpractice, and the doctor would be liable for injuries that are related to the stints. It appears several of the doctor's former patients have sued the doctor because of his standard of care relating to stints. These suits and the boards suspension can only improve the quality of care the doctor gives because he has a strong incentive to not make the same mistakes, and this will benefit the medical community as a whole.

Contact with health care professionals is a necessary part of our society and almost always beneficiary. However, providers are human and mistakes can be made. Even the most careful health care professionals can make a mistake that injures a patient. However, not all medical mistakes rise to the level of malpractice. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC will help you if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys continue to set the standard for representation of difficult cases. If you have a medical malpractice issue, contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a no-obligation meeting with a medical malpractice attorney.

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