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New York doctor accused of medical malpractice gives up license

Queens, New York medical practitioners and patients know how important precision and skill are when it comes to handling diseases and surgeries. A single mistake may not only lead to more medical expenses to correct what was done incorrectly but it can also result in a patient's worsened condition. A New York doctor is apparently privy to all of this as he has been sued for medical malpractice many times.

In addition to the many medical malpractice cases filed against him, the doctor, who practices in Dutchess County, was accused of professional misconduct by the licensing board of New York State. It was alleged that he administered negligent medical care, improperly billed for his services and kept improper medical records. In response to the allegations, the doctor surrendered his license.

According to court documents, former patients stated that the doctor performed the surgeries incorrectly. He also conducted unnecessary surgeries to otherwise healthy patients. There were also allegations that he prolonged patients' illnesses or fake surgeries. The doctor had been an orthopedic surgeon at a medical facility from 1999 to 2011, until he was fired.

The situation clearly illustrates the plight of patients when a medical practitioner acts negligently. A Queens patient can experience physical and emotional hardship as well as experiencing financial disadvantages. To address this unfortunate situation, a patient can hold a medical practitioner liable by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

However, if a patient in Queens has had a similar experience, he or she should act quickly in order to receive compensation to cover any corrective treatment or surgery that may be needed. Another reason is that New York State has a statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits. This time-sensitive law requires medical malpractice lawsuits to be filed not more than two years after the medical error was done or the damage occurred.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal, "Panos, who faces hundreds of malpractice cases, surrenders NY medical license," Sarah Bradshaw, Aug. 29, 2013

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