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Patients’ deaths lead to doctor’s suspension

Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013    

A doctor in Plano was temporarily suspended by the Texas Medical Board after two of his patients died, a report stated on July 22.

According to the board, Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon, made significant violations in the standard of care while treating his patients. The board found that one patient of Dr. Duntsch died after an artery was injured during an unnecessary surgery, while another patient died of abdominal hemorrhage under Dr. Duntsch’s treatment. The neurosurgeon was also found to have put the patients at risk by failing to follow preoperative planning standard, among other regulations, potentially leading to the death of the two patients.

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