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West Island doctor suspended and fined for negligence

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013    

After being charged with medical negligence, Dr. Gilles Bourdon of the Southwest One Medical Clinic was suspended from practicing medicine for eight months. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $4,000.

He was suspended for a second time by the College of Physicians after reportedly recommending chemo and radiotherapy to a cancer patient who explicitly expressed preference for surgical tumor removal.

Patients’ rights advocate, Paul Brunet, mentioned that suspending a medical license indefinitely is incredibly difficult and the pursuit of indefinite suspension would certainly tarnish the doctor’s reputation to the point of ruining it.

Medical license suspension usually affects a doctor’s career negatively. If you are in need of defense from allegations of medical malpractice or negligence in the Austin area, contact the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995 to find out how we can help you.