Dr. Pancake Death Investigated

Dr. Pancake Death Investigated

There are 339 comments on the WDEF-TV Chattanooga story from Sep 17, 2007, titled Dr. Pancake Death Investigated. In it, WDEF-TV Chattanooga reports that:

Submitted by Bill Mitchell on September 16, 2007 - 4:16pm. News Chattanooga police homicide detectives are investigating the death of prominent plastic surgeon, Dr. via WDEF-TV Chattanooga

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aunt bee

Brunswick, GA

#259 Nov 16, 2008
If he had no conscience as it appears he didn't did he leave any reason behind for commiting suicide ? and since the state dropped all claims any way did he have any way of knowing that could happen or what do you think happened since he was applauded for his role in plastic surgery ? IF one has it all why end it all? maybe I missed something.
Imapcted

Chattanooga, TN

#260 Nov 17, 2008
aunt bee wrote:
If he had no conscience as it appears he didn't did he leave any reason behind for commiting suicide ? maybe I missed something.
Here is my condensed personal opinion without all the miserable details: Shored up by the autopsy report, local public record and a little common sense experience. Bruce Pancake had a fatal liver disease with a gestation period of about six months to a year; most likely, from steroid abuse his days clearly numbered.

If one reviews public records, one will find Legal transactions-registrations/des olvments of companies occurred between Pancake and his wife Debbie in the early spring of 2007, I strongly believe this was an effort to hide or protect assets knowing what his immediate future held.
When the five mal-practice cases finally made it to the state boards docket for action it was simply too much for him to bear.

The state trying to avoid the embarrassment by this insane behavior within the medical community drops the claims in an attemp to sweep the mess under the table! Then the 37 past-injured patients line up on his corpse and here we are today!
senior citizen

Nashville, TN

#263 Dec 5, 2008
Hope they dig up dr pancakes grave next week and find Bob Corker beside him. Another loud mouth fake!
anonymous

Brunswick, GA

#265 Dec 8, 2008
senior citizen wrote:
Hope they dig up dr pancakes grave next week and find Bob Corker beside him. Another loud mouth fake!
OH!!pancake was no fake he knew exactly what he wasn't doing but he kept on doing it . you no what you no and what you don't know...but you do it anyway ..
proudM-4

Burlington, NC

#266 Dec 31, 2008
hi i have an 11 year old that dr pancake operated on and my child was just a couple or years old my child now suffers with a hearing loss and has a learning disablity because he cant hear well out of his ears can anyone help me to see if we qualify for a settlement for my child...
Impacted

Santa Fe, NM

#267 Dec 31, 2008
Contact attorneys Eric Oliver and Andy Lewis in Chattanooga.
Blown Away

Atlanta, GA

#268 Mar 22, 2009
Does anyone know the outcome of the civil matter againist the Pancake estate?
What

Ringgold, GA

#269 Mar 30, 2009
proudM-4 wrote:
hi i have an 11 year old that dr pancake operated on and my child was just a couple or years old my child now suffers with a hearing loss and has a learning disablity because he cant hear well out of his ears can anyone help me to see if we qualify for a settlement for my child...
Dr Pancake had not done ENT work for 3 plus years when he died...now you want to know what you can get out of it... I am so shocked at all these people wanting money now that he is dead.....Outrageous!
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#270 Mar 31, 2009
What wrote:
<quoted text> Dr Pancake had not done ENT work for 3 plus years when he died...I am so shocked at all these people wanting money now that he is dead.....Outrageous!
Pancake had stopped practicing “ENT” surgery in the mid-nineties. At that point, he had caused so much physical damage to his patients; all local hospitals had revoked his surgical privileges. That is right, kicked-out of every hospital operating room in our city! Then, one sunny summer day; by the wave of a “shiny magic scalpel” he and a buddy had found lying on Gunbarrel Rd, he reinvented himself, becoming “Chattanooga’s Premier Plastic Surgeon”! He had only one problem; he had no place to operate on his pray?(Whoops! his patients.) He overcame this little issue by building his very own unlicensed “chop-shop” where he continued to “butcher” his patients, for about ten years before killing himself. Now, a mother stepped forward and asked a very ligament question, considering the circumstances regarding her child, a former Pancake patient’s, because her child can’t hear (please note a child, may have been this one, almost died over his handy work I believe that child now resides in Texas) and you become surprised, outraged and shocked, I to share your elevated emotions dear.

However, it is more akin to, astonishment, bewilderment and total lack of understanding! Just how Pancake got away with this fraud, injuring his patients, for ten years and nobody did a damn thing to stop him! Nobody defined as; his family, his friends, his fellow doctor’s (to include area board certified plastic surgeons), medical associations/societies for which he was a member, the state, the county, the city etc… no one- but him of course.

Now the community has one more dead doctor, 37 patients lined up at the courthouse, other injured patients, fatherless family and a very simple unanswered question; how did all this happen right under our very noses? Can you explain that one sweetheart!
anon

Chattanooga, TN

#271 Mar 31, 2009
SHUT UP - you can't be serious! Glad I never had any surgery from this guy. But I sure hope I never meet that Impacted guy.Impacted has more problem than this Pancake man. Please tell me you don't operate on people. I can see it now. Slash, slash, kill, kill, stab, stab.
What

Ringgold, GA

#272 Apr 1, 2009
Actually IMPACTED...He was still performing ENT work when he moved to the Gunbarrel location...Look into things before you speak. Also he never killed a patient....one child died, but his mother was arrested for neglect, she was not taking care of him after surgery correctly...think about it, if a child/patient had died and it was his fault...he would have gotten into trouble. You are one sick man with alot of problems....I will pray for you and all the greedy people getting line trying to collect money from Dr Pancakes family.
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#273 Apr 1, 2009
What wrote:
Actually IMPACTED... all the greedy people getting line trying to collect money from Dr Pancakes family.
Ok, here it comes;

Please explain how doctor Pancake put his patients to sleep prior to “ENT surgery at his Gunbarrel road chop shop?

Who said he killed a patient? Please back-up your statement regarding the child’s death and neglect you claimed. It should be a matter of simple public record or was it discussed over tea or maybe a martini one afternoon, at the “Crock Pot Emporium”?

Your next statement; “think about it, if a child/patient had died and it was his fault...he would have gotten into trouble.” Sister, first; did you completely go “brain-dead”; he got away with “butchering” his patients for 10 years and no one did a damn thing! Did you not consider, when someone kills himself, this event signifies the zenith of all human trouble. Did you forget about the 37 patients lined-up at the courthouse, 4 fatherless daughters, creditors with their hands out and everyone else running for the closest rock to hide?

I love this one; “You are one sick man with a lot of problems .... I will pray for you and…” Please do not pray for me, I do not want any association with people of your mind-set whatsoever, my father taught me better years ago and I feel and look great, thank you. If you want to hit a “prayer homerun”, pray for the people that will carry the guilt, in their respective hearts until they die, for either enabling Pancake or donig nothing to stop him.

In addition, yes, we saved your very best thought for last; “… all the greedy people getting line trying to collect money from Dr Pancakes family” Maybe someone should pray for you, twisted one!

You see, I (we) look at this from a very different prospective. I see people who were clearly injured by Pancake and everyone around him had prior knowledge of these events, including his staff, other doctors and very own wife, to mention a few. He plainly butchered his patients for money, which paid for the fancy life style of some.(Nothing wrong with an elevated lifestyle, has long as the money was gotten honesty, example Madoff, are you praying for him too?)

Now, the past-injured patients are simply trying to get their hard-earned money back from a deceptive doctor who practiced with malice and aforethought to deceive the public. I hope and pray they get every red cent of it back and then some for punitive damages, if possible!

Additionally, any state registered medical person, who had prior knowledge of his mal-practice, has CLEARY broken Tennessee Code Annotated and any oaths taken. Each one should be prosecuted to the full extent the law allows. Maybe then, someone will think twice before attempting this style medical deception again or will they?

However, I will pass this little tid-bit along; he would have his nurse start sticking needles in his patients about 8 or 9 am most mornings, mostly female patients. One needle, then another and another, sort of, like a dentist does in your mouth. Needle after needle until “someone thought” the patient was numb enough to cut on, this would normally occur about 11 Am; his nurse’s would make this decision, whether to begin or not sometimes, then he would lay the knife to them. Some would scream out in pain, others became very ill; some had to go for emergency care and infections were many.(By the way, this preparation event usually interrupted their lunchtime, so they would just eat in the operating rooms while the patient laid-there cut open). This manic doctor would even operate in his workout clothes, dripping in sweat and no gloves! This was only the tip of that little mal-practice, with malice and aforethought, iceberg!

Have a great day and sleep tight!
UNreal

Brunswick, GA

#275 Apr 4, 2009
EXCUSE ME let me get this correct''BORIS KARLOFF''
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#279 Apr 7, 2009
Chattanoogan com/articles/article_120536.as p

I just noticed yesterday, no link exists (actually, it's been removed several times) to the claims submitted to the court by the plainoffs, outlining exactly what took place at Pancakes butcher shop. It is 44 pages long, if you have ever wondered,“where does the motivation come from for these threads and question this effort”, please take advantage of this link…but be very careful… you may gain enlightenment.

Get a cup of coffee or a drink, relax and read it. Be sure to place the dot back, between “Chattanoogan” and the “com” above to get there easily.
Having fun

Mobile, AL

#280 Apr 8, 2009
Keep it up !!!
Blown Away

Atlanta, GA

#281 Apr 15, 2009
I read the patients claims, unbelieveable. I feel sorry for your community this should not have happened.
What

Ringgold, GA

#283 Apr 17, 2009
Impacted wrote:
Chattanoogan com/articles/article_120536.as p
I just noticed yesterday, no link exists (actually, it's been removed several times) to the claims submitted to the court by the plainoffs, outlining exactly what took place at Pancakes butcher shop. It is 44 pages long, if you have ever wondered,“where does the motivation come from for these threads and question this effort”, please take advantage of this link…but be very careful… you may gain enlightenment.
Get a cup of coffee or a drink, relax and read it. Be sure to place the dot back, between “Chattanoogan” and the “com” above to get there easily.
Nothing comes up from this sight you quotes??? Are you taking of the law suits in which were filed right after his death???
Impacted

Santa Fe, NM

#284 Apr 17, 2009
Yes, I believe a total of 34, 10 were filed around Nov of that year and the rest followed.

Sorry about the link, wonder how the person in Atlanta found it?
Impacted

Santa Fe, NM

#285 Apr 18, 2009
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing comes up from this sight you quotes??? Are you taking of the law suits in which were filed right after his death???
One has to type the entire address into “Google”search bar and hit send. Below is the entire address with two“*” where dots should be. Copy the below address into Google search bar, replace the “*”(stars) with “.”(dots) and hit send, this will take you right to the page. Topix would otherwise erase this posting automatically.

http://www*chattanoogan*com/ar ticles/article_120536.asp
Impacted

Santa Fe, NM

#286 Apr 18, 2009
Sorry wrong again, forgot underscore. Copy this one below and change stars to dot in Google search bar.(just as above but with the below address.)

http://www*chattanoogan*com/ar ticles/article_120536.asp

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