Hospital reinstates neurosurgeon in a...

Hospital reinstates neurosurgeon in anesthesia incident

There are 30 comments on the Newsday story from May 13, 2009, titled Hospital reinstates neurosurgeon in anesthesia incident. In it, Newsday reports that:

One of the two North Shore University Hospital neurosurgeons who failed to operate on an anesthetized patient lying on the operating table has been reinstated.

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Truth and Honesty

Bronx, NY

#21 May 15, 2009
GOOD FOR THEM, I appreciate you and your blogs. My daughter Milina has had 12 brain surgeries,one spinal surgery and was scheduled for double eye surgery on the 27th which of course was postponed by the doctor because of all thats going on.My daughter has seen doctors from N.Y. to A.Z. Never before from any other NS have we ever heard of tethered cord untill we met DR.B and DR.M. Since the TC surgery and the Decompression my daughters health has been steadily decreasing.And to all the non believers I want to open your eyes.What a small world we live in the same time as my daughter was having these procedjures performed so were two other familes from different parts of the counrty. I know these people and are in contact with them.Their children were getting the same procedures as Milina and there all doing bad. One little girl had to recieve 8 more brain surjeries since the operations from Dr.B and Dr.M.Of course like us they too were abandoned by Dr.B. Coincidence I think not you don't have to be a mathmatician to put two and two together.Now get ready for this because here comes the icing on the cake.Both kids who had these surgeries had sibilings,one had a twin.They were checked out and found no defects in them YET Dr.B still wanted to perform surgery on them.Com mon sense would tell you that something is vey wrong the only problem is common sense is very uncommon.It only takes one lie for you to be a liar only one death for you to be a murderer.Good or bad you have to answer for everything you do.Like I said before they have helped many unfortunately they have hurt many as well,one who happens to be my six year old angel.
good for them

Mendham, NJ

#22 May 15, 2009
Truth and Honesty wrote:
GOOD FOR THEM, I appreciate you and your blogs. My daughter Milina has had 12 brain surgeries,one spinal surgery and was scheduled for double eye surgery on the 27th which of course was postponed by the doctor because of all thats going on.My daughter has seen doctors from N.Y. to A.Z. Never before from any other NS have we ever heard of tethered cord untill we met DR.B and DR.M. Since the TC surgery and the Decompression my daughters health has been steadily decreasing.And to all the non believers I want to open your eyes.What a small world we live in the same time as my daughter was having these procedjures performed so were two other familes from different parts of the counrty. I know these people and are in contact with them.Their children were getting the same procedures as Milina and there all doing bad. One little girl had to recieve 8 more brain surjeries since the operations from Dr.B and Dr.M.Of course like us they too were abandoned by Dr.B. Coincidence I think not you don't have to be a mathmatician to put two and two together.Now get ready for this because here comes the icing on the cake.Both kids who had these surgeries had sibilings,one had a twin.They were checked out and found no defects in them YET Dr.B still wanted to perform surgery on them.Com mon sense would tell you that something is vey wrong the only problem is common sense is very uncommon.It only takes one lie for you to be a liar only one death for you to be a murderer.Good or bad you have to answer for everything you do.Like I said before they have helped many unfortunately they have hurt many as well,one who happens to be my six year old angel.
I appreciate your candor as well. I am an adult who has been injured by them, told lies, contradictions - all of which came very clear after my TC surgery when I reviewed ALL of my records and tests results. I had Dr.'s at home review them and of course I NEVER had TC. I have diagnosed/confirmed CM but no TC - never ever had a single symptom. They down right lied about my MRI report, lied about my urodynamic report and all they could lean on then was their untested B.S. Morphometric Assessment. So, yes I have Dr.'s now confirming that I never had TC and never needed the surgery - TCI just needed more $$$$ and findings for their research. In addition, my CM symtoms have gotten much worse and I have developed vision problems (double vision), raised ICP AND TCI blatenly ingorned my calls telling them of my worsening symptoms. Like you Dr. B. abandoned ship when things went wrong.. They wanted nothing to do with me after the operation and once I began asking the tough questions they began sweating...Well they are going to be sweating a lot more because one way or another they will have to answer some very tough questions from a lot of people.

I cannot even imagine how you as a mother or your poor young child is managing through all of this. It breaks my heart to even think that a young innocent girl should have to go through something like this and the pain from multiple surgeries and not knowing what the future holds. People seem very blind sided to the other side of TCI and no amount of good can make up for what they have done. I am just outraged that this has happened but also glad that it is beginning to come to the surface and I have faith that it will come full circle and those who have been wronged will have their day - some day. I pray that your daughter, in time, can heal and lead a "normal" life.....I cannot even imagine - it is hard enough as an adult but for a child?
do no harm

AOL

#23 May 15, 2009
good for them wrote:
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I appreciate your candor as well. I am an adult who has been injured by them, told lies, contradictions - all of which came very clear after my TC surgery when I reviewed ALL of my records and tests results. I had Dr.'s at home review them and of course I NEVER had TC. I have diagnosed/confirmed CM but no TC - never ever had a single symptom. They down right lied about my MRI report, lied about my urodynamic report and all they could lean on then was their untested B.S. Morphometric Assessment. So, yes I have Dr.'s now confirming that I never had TC and never needed the surgery - TCI just needed more $$$$ and findings for their research. In addition, my CM symtoms have gotten much worse and I have developed vision problems (double vision), raised ICP AND TCI blatenly ingorned my calls telling them of my worsening symptoms. Like you Dr. B. abandoned ship when things went wrong.. They wanted nothing to do with me after the operation and once I began asking the tough questions they began sweating...Well they are going to be sweating a lot more because one way or another they will have to answer some very tough questions from a lot of people.
I cannot even imagine how you as a mother or your poor young child is managing through all of this. It breaks my heart to even think that a young innocent girl should have to go through something like this and the pain from multiple surgeries and not knowing what the future holds. People seem very blind sided to the other side of TCI and no amount of good can make up for what they have done. I am just outraged that this has happened but also glad that it is beginning to come to the surface and I have faith that it will come full circle and those who have been wronged will have their day - some day. I pray that your daughter, in time, can heal and lead a "normal" life.....I cannot even imagine - it is hard enough as an adult but for a child?
It is becoming very obvious why they removed the "videos" about thetherd cord. All pure BS. I am still shocked that this surgeon did surgery on his own child, how unethical. The NY department of health is reading these postings. The are also very interested in this case. Please call them at 1-800-663-6114. As they quoted, they are very interested in these cases and will investigate all claims.
mad as heck

AOL

#24 May 15, 2009
As I read these posts the thing that makes me insane is that other patients of these two are blaming Jen, the girl left out cold in the OR. She has been lied to since day one and they continue to lie to this poor girl. If they had told the truth from the beginning, none of this would have taken place. They left the doors wide open for trouble. And.........Dr. M did not retire because they were innocent.
Of Interest

Altamonte Springs, FL

#25 May 16, 2009
Fang

Portland, OR

#26 May 16, 2009
anesthesiaincident wrote:
If this was an "anesthesia" incident, what does NAPA ( North American Partners in Anesthesia), who control anesthesia services at North Shore have to say? Are they too busy counting their $$$ millions to comment??
I had five operations last year all in the space of 10 months. The last operation I had was at North Shore Hospital . My surgeon was brilliant and my surgical outcome was everything I had hoped for.

I can't say the same about the anesthesia group. They were arrogant and hostile with me when I met with them in the operating room. I almost wanted to call the operation off because their demeanor was so nasty. Yes, they anesthetized me and I did not die from the anesthesia, but I awoke to find that they had badly chipped one of my front teeth. No apologies, no nothing. Now it is costing me over $2000.00 to have it repaired.

My point is the four other surgeries I had at two other hospitals with different anesthesiologists who were at least nice, polite, and competent. They didn't chip my teeth!
damaged

AOL

#27 May 16, 2009
there is a law firm investigating claims.
http://www.lockslaw.com/html/chiari.html
good for them

Mendham, NJ

#28 May 16, 2009
damaged wrote:
there is a law firm investigating claims.
http://www.lockslaw.com/html/chiari.html
Yes, and from what I understand the Lawyers met with the NY State Dept. of Health this week and presented a few cases and filed complaints against the dynamic duet. Apparently the state took it very seriously and that can only help the case for those who are taking a stance against these guys.

I did not think a surgeon could perform surgery on a family member? I could be wrong but that seems very odd...Well that is a loaded one...and now everyone all of the sudden has tethered cord???

It still amazes me the people who turn a blind eye to all of this....maybe they had one to many brain surgeries...
good for them

Mendham, NJ

#29 May 16, 2009
mad as heck wrote:
As I read these posts the thing that makes me insane is that other patients of these two are blaming Jen, the girl left out cold in the OR. She has been lied to since day one and they continue to lie to this poor girl. If they had told the truth from the beginning, none of this would have taken place. They left the doors wide open for trouble. And.........Dr. M did not retire because they were innocent.
So has Dr. B. given her an explaination yet? What is the hold up? Somehow SHE becomes the bad person and he the victum? Come on!!!!!!

I betcha it was either grandpop retire or he gets the boot...No more dethering for him and he retired just a few days after two cases were filed in federal court...yeah, happy retirement.
anniefree

New York, NY

#30 Jul 20, 2009
well as of this past saturday, july 18th. there have been (announced) 10 lawsuits. some at the federal level. 32 more they are investigating. that is just one firm. stay tuned as this will not be the last of the unethical medical practice that they have been allowed to perpertrate with northshore hospiatls blessings!

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