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License of Austin doctor suspended for illegally prescribing medication

Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011    

A doctor from Austin had his medical license suspended last week by the Texas Medical Board, who believe that the doctor is a “threat to the public welfare” for illegally prescribing medication that may have been the cause of his son’s death.

After the doctor’s son was found dead in their home in December, investigations into the cause of the death resulted in the discovery that the doctor had been prescribing drugs like Soma, Norco, and Valium to family members and friends of his son.

In an autopsy report, it was found that the doctor’s son died of an overdose of these same drugs.

Following his son’s death, the doctor continued prescribing these medications to family members. The Texas Medical Board has stated that the doctor’s license will be suspended until further notice.

If you or someone you love is a physician who has had their medical license suspended, please contact the Texas physician license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.