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His Patients Were Maimed or Even Died. He Kept Practicing
The Texas Surgeon Was
Charming—and a 'Monster'
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The Texas Surgeon Was Charming—and a 'Monster'

The 'Texas Observer' reports on Dr. Eric Heston Scheffey

(Newser) - "Looking at Dr. Scheffey, one isn't likely to think he's a monster. But he was a monster." That's how retired personal injury attorney Priscilla Walters describes Dr. Eric Heston Scheffey, and she's not the only person to speak in such terms about him. She...

Hundreds of Suits Blame Injuries on Impaired Surgeon

Patients say Florida hospital ignored their complaints

(Newser) - Lucinda Bonk went into surgery in September 2018 optimistic about receiving a new hip. But the procedure took longer than expected; Dr. Richard David Heekin had somehow severely fractured Bonk's thigh bone during the operation, a lawsuit says. He tried to repair it while in surgery, but the 70-year-old...

Surgeon Tried to Sell Bataclan Survivor's X-Ray as an NFT
Bataclan Survivor 'Shocked' to
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Bataclan Survivor 'Shocked' to Find Out What Her Surgeon Did

France's Emmanuel Masmejean is accused of trying to sell patient's X-ray as an NFT

(Newser) - All kinds of things have been turned into non-fungible tokens , or NFTs, but the craze has taken a disturbing turn that has a French doctor now facing legal action. AFP reports that Emmanuel Masmejean, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Paris' Georges Pompidou public hospital, is accused of trying to sell...

Surgeon Loses License for Act of 'Professional Arrogance'

UK's Simon Bramhall had burned his initials into livers of 2 patients in 2013

(Newser) - Update: A British surgeon who burned his initials into the livers of two patients no longer has a medical license. On Monday, the UK's Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found Simon Bramhall, 57, had broken trust with his patients through his actions during the 2013 surgeries, and that the branding...

Woman Who Nixed Restraining Order on Husband Found Dead

Body of Kathleen McLean, 45, found near Mass. home she shared with doctor Ingolf Tuerk

(Newser) - A Massachusetts doctor has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife's body was found near their property Saturday night. CBS Boston reports that the remains of Kathleen McLean, 45, were discovered by cops not far from the Dover home she shared with her husband of five months,...

Can't Pay for Surgery? This Doctor Has a Creative Solution

Demetrio Aguila lets eligible patients put in volunteer hours for operations

(Newser) - "Who are my heroes? Who are the people I look at and say, 'That's who I want to be'?" For Demetrio Aguila, a Nebraska surgeon specializing in nerve pain, the answer to his own question is his father, also a physician—and one who loved helping...

'Surgeon to the Stars' Dies at 98
'Surgeon to the
Stars' Dies at 98
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'Surgeon to the Stars' Dies at 98

Bjorn Thorbjarnarson was sued after gallbladder operation on Andy Warhol

(Newser) - Some called him a "surgeon to the stars" ; most knew him as the doctor at the center of the controversy over Andy Warhol's death. Now, Bjorn Thorbjarnarson is once more in headlines, this time for his own passing at the age of 98. The New York surgeon's...

Doctor Wins Right to Keep Name Out of Google Search

Ruling in Dutch 'right to be forgotten' case said to be 'groundbreaking'

(Newser) - A surgeon has secured what her lawyer calls a "groundbreaking" victory in a case in the Netherlands. The Guardian reports that an Amsterdam district court has ruled that the doctor, who's still practicing under a conditional suspension after some postoperative issues with a patient, can force Google to...

Surgeon Who Removed Healthy Kidney Denies Negligence

He was supposed to remove woman's adrenal gland

(Newser) - A South Dakota surgeon admitted to mistakenly removing an Iowa woman's healthy kidney but denied that he breached the standard of care, according to the surgeon's response to a lawsuit filed by the patient. Dr. Scott Baker and the Surgical Institute of South Dakota acknowledged in an answer...

British Surgeon Branded Initials on Transplant Livers

Simon Bramhall has pleaded guilty to assault

(Newser) - When you're an artist, it's considered customary to sign your work. When you're a surgeon, it's considered bizarre and illegal. Renowned British surgeon Simon Bramhall, who branded his initials on the livers of at least two transplant patients in 2013, pleaded guilty to assault Wednesday, the...

Suit: Doc Took Test on Phone During Woman's Surgery

Woman says doctor told her later that he was taking a language test

(Newser) - A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her, per the AP . The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards of Port Chester filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and...

Court May Grant 'Extraordinary' Student Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

She may not be punished for stabbing her boyfriend

(Newser) - An Oxford University student who admitted to stabbing her boyfriend may avoid jail time after a judge determined that legal consequences could damage her future career as a surgeon. According to the Guardian , last year Lavinia Woodward punched and then stabbed her then-boyfriend in the leg with a bread knife...

2 Nobel Judges Fired as 'Biggest Scandal' Roils Sweden

Entire board at Karolinska Institute dismissed over disgraced surgeon

(Newser) - The medical university that awards the Nobel Prize for Medicine was rocked this week after an investigation presented Monday showed negligence in the hiring and handling of a now-disgraced stem-cell surgeon, Reuters and the Independent report. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini was fired from the Karolinska Institute in March after it emerged...

Surgeon With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska for Treatment

Martin Salia may be sicker than previous US patients

(Newser) - A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska today for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha this afternoon and...

Nebraska to Get Its 3rd Ebola Patient

A US surgeon originally from Sierra Leone contracted the disease there

(Newser) - At least five doctors in Sierra Leone—one of three West African nations at the heart of the worst Ebola outbreak in history—have died after contracting the virus while treating patients. Now a surgeon from Sierra Leone who is a permanent resident of the US is being flown to...

Surgeon Accused of Branding Initials on Patient's Liver

UK doctor has been suspended

(Newser) - When a liver-transplant patient ended up back in the operating room for an unrelated procedure, the surgeon noticed an odd thing: The letters "SB" were branded on the patient's liver. And the name of the doctor who had performed that transplant? Simon Bramhall. Sure, it might be a...

Volunteer Surgeon Held by Syria Is Dead

UK's Abbas Khan was due to be released this week

(Newser) - A young British doctor who traveled to Syria as a volunteer to treat civilians is dead under suspicious circumstances after more than a year in custody, reports the Daily Mail . The official story is that surgeon Abbas Khan, 32, hanged himself in his cell with his pajama bottoms, reports the...

Ex-Surgeon General Koop Dead at 96

Conservative shocked America by spreading information on AIDS

(Newser) - C. Everett Koop, the best-known surgeon general of the 20th century, died today in Hanover, NH, at the age of 96, the Washington Post reports. Recognized for his appearance—an epauleted uniform and grim expression that harked back to the Civil War—he also waged a fierce war on tobacco...

First Organ Transplant Doctor Dead at 93
First Organ Transplant Doctor Dead at 93
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First Organ Transplant Doctor Dead at 93

Dr. Joseph Murray won Nobel for pioneering work

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people alive today owe their lives to techniques pioneered by Dr. Joseph Murray, who has died at the age of 93 in the same Boston hospital where he carried out the world's first successful human organ transplant. Murray made history in 1954 when he transplanted...

Surgeon Dies Saving Boys
 Surgeon Dies 
 Saving Boys 

Surgeon Dies Saving Boys

Renowned pediatric doc raced to rescue kids from lake

(Newser) - After a career spent saving children's lives as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Donald Liu's final act was to rescue two boys from Lake Michigan. Liu, chief surgeon at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital, raced to the rescue when he saw the boys struggling after...

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