Presidential candidate Donald Trump is in the news in Hawaii and throughout the nation on a daily basis; however, a recent story involved not him personally, but his doctor. The doctor has been sued for medical malpractice on at least three separate occasions. His apparent lack of professionalism was also noted when he reportedly made blanket statements regarding Trump’s overall state of health.
With regard to Trump, the gastroenterologist is said to have written a statement saying Donald Trump will the healthiest person ever elected as president. He later allegedly said that he was in a rush when he wrote that, and perhaps he would have worded it differently if he had been given more time. His professional ethics were called into question by others who said that a specialist has no business making a statement regarding a patients overall health condition.
When that story was published, several other reports began to surface regarding more than one lawsuit that had been filed against Trump’s doctor. One involved a woman to whom he had allegedly written a prescription. The woman later died after taking the medication, which her husband said was unnecessary. He filed a claim against the doctor and was awarded a settlement of more than $80,000.
Another situation that was also settled before going to trial by jury also claimed that the doctor inappropriately administered very powerful drugs to a patient who then died. In one of the complaints, Trump’s doctor was said to have been negligent, careless and unskilled. It is obviously not the last time a physician will be sued for medical malpractice. Those considering filing such claims in Hawaii may seek guidance from a personal injury attorney in their areas.
Source: thedailybeast.com, “Lawsuits: Trumps Doctor Overmedicated Patients Who Died in His Care“, Brandy Zadrozny, Aug. 29, 2016