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Mon May 31, 2021, 02:34 AM

Disgraced neurosurgeon who practiced in Plano to be the subject of NBC television series

A disgraced Plano neurosurgeon convicted of maiming one of his patients is the subject of an upcoming television mini-series.

Christopher Duntsch was accused of injuring dozens of patients in hospitals across North Texas. The first of these was Baylor Scott and White of Plano, where he was hired as a spine surgeon. Hospital officials found that he engaged in negligence and malpractice, but rather than terminating Duntsch, he instead resigned and worked at other hospitals in cities such as Farmers Branch and Frisco.

In 2015, he was booked at the Dallas County Jail for five counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and one count of injury to a child, elderly or disabled person.

“Duntsch’s lack of competence, impaired status and failure to adequately care for his patients poses a continuing threat to the public welfare,” the Texas Medical Board said in 2013. “The board found Dr. Duntsch’s pattern of failing to follow appropriate preoperative planning standards and failing to recognize and respond to complications during surgery and postoperatively puts [his] patients at significant risk of harm.”

Read more: https://starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/disgraced-neurosurgeon-who-practiced-in-plano-to-be-the-subject-of-nbc-television-series/article_e0d7db62-b8d6-11eb-8794-871cfb42cd6a.html
(Plano Courier)

I've posted about 20 OPs on Dr. Death since 2013. They can be located in a search on the keyword "Duntsch" in my OPs.

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ShazzieB May 31 #1

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Mon May 31, 2021, 02:53 AM

1. This sounds interesting!

I read an article somewhere about this guy, and it really is an incredible story. Also very sad, what he did to some off those people.

Thanks for the heads up!

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