August 14, 2012
A Dallas, Texas, doctor faces allegations of malpractice after performing illegal injections and botched medical procedures on patients.
The Dallas Observer reports the doctor’s record of illegal practices dates back to 2004, when he was caught illegally selling prescription medications over the internet. He was fined $25,000 and was not allowed to prescribe illicit medications like morphine, codeine, Vicodin and anabolic steroids.
Yet, the doctor was just recently accused of injecting a mixed martial artist with an illegal dose of testosterone before an upcoming important fight. The injections only came to light after the fighter failed tests for banned substances, such as performance-enhancing testosterone.
Other complaints of medical malpractice against the doctor claim that he performed a botched liposuction procedure on a patient. He had received training only by reading manuals that came with the liposuction equipment used for the procedure, taking an online class with an examination, and performing a single previous procedure.
The doctor was ordered to stop performing plastic surgery after the botched procedure, but is still allowed to practice medicine in the state of Texas until a hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Texas Medical Board.
The drug injury lawyers with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel say this is why it is so important to ask your doctor plenty of questions regarding their background and experience before accepting their care and diagnosis of your condition.