Medical malpractice claims possible after unethical conduct

In a case outside of Tennessee, a doctor working as an immunologist and allergist has been using unapproved vaccinations for at least 10 years. An investigation into the practice of the doctor was launched after numerous complaints were filed by health care providers. Health care authorities determined the doctor committed medical malpractice, and he can no longer perform any medical procedures. 

Medical paraphernalia used to produce both oral and nasal versions of his homemade vaccinations were found in the doctor's cluttered, non-sterile rooms. The vaccinations, produced from vodka and cat saliva, were apparently given to children ranging from a week old to approximately seven years of age. Parents were never informed of the risks to their children's health associated with the use of illegal vaccinations.

Apart from using self-produced, unapproved vaccinations, a second malpractice complaint must be answered to for the use of an electronic device, the WaveFront 2000. Experts in the health field belief claims on the device's functionality made by the manufacturers to be founded in pseudoscience. The device has never been proven to be effective, but the doctor believed that it could be used to remove toxic elements from mercury.

A court appearance is scheduled for the second week in October, where the doctor will have to explain why he did not warn patients of the dangers involved and why he used unapproved medicines for at least a decade. Separately, patients who were adversely affected may file civil medical malpractice claims against the doctor.  Sadly, not all doctors are trustworthy. In cases where Tennessee patients doubt if their doctor has acted ethically, it may be prudent to consult a lawyer.   

 

Source: healthaim.com, "Medical Malpractice: Chicago Doctor Gives Children Cat Saliva, Vodka to Treat Allergies", Darwin Malicdem, Oct. 4, 2016

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