Derma-Goon, Doc Turned Lawyer, and $217 Million Verdict
Dr. Skin Cancer's Demise
Patients say doc's cancer ops left them disfigured. Turns out he was drunk on ripping off Medicare for million$ and the geezers were his pawns. Now he's in the joint. BRAVO! Read [Herald Tribune]
Gold Diggin' Law Firm?
Deposition: West Va. Doc Rick Houdersheldt said he was approached by three or four patients in 2004 who complained they had been solicited by the Charleston law firm of Curry and Tolliver to file suits against King and Putnam General Hospital. One of the patients allegedly told Houdersheldt that he had been offered $10,000 to become a plaintiff against King and Putnam General. Classy.
Turns out the aforementioned Tolliver is a former emergency medicine doc who is now a lawyer doing med mal suits. Interesting. We'll try to get a post from him. Read [The Record]
Tampa Man Gets $217 million Med Mal Verdict
Laywers for the patient—who was left brain-damaged and disabled after hospital emergency room doctors misdiagnosed stroke symptoms—says they tried to settle with the doctors' insurance company, but were rejected. Nice chess move! Read [Houston Chronicle]
Where do we begin on this one?