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Join Lillee & TJ here every Friday as they discuss some of the craziest criminal malpractice cases in history. If you are fascinated with true crime and have a passion for medicine--we have the perfect podcast for you. From mutilated genitalia to organ transplants gone wrong, this podcast will have your jaw dropping before your doctor can make you say, “Ahhh!”
 
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Kicking off 2022 after our brief New Year's holiday hiatus, we bring you the infamous malpractice case of Michael Jackson. In part 1, we discuss the events leading up to the King of Pop's death, the backstory of his personal physician at the time, Dr. Conrad Murray, and the series of missteps that led up to Jackson's death being labeled a homicide,…
 
This week we discuss the tragic case of Alex Koehne, the 15-year-old organ donor who was said to have died from bacterial meningitis on March 30, 2007. Yet, Stony Brook Hospital and Alex's parents are left shellshocked when an autopsy report yields a completely different diagnosis. Worst of all, healthcare professionals are left to clean up a deadl…
 
In the spirit of the holiday season, we discuss two unfortunate malpractices cases that occurred on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The story of Tom Buckley's misdiagnosed stroke in 2001 and Emma Mejias's wrongful death in 2004 will have us all wondering how such well-trained medical professionals continuously miss the mark, resulting in such seve…
 
This week we unfold the unfortunate case of Darlene Hill, who went into the ER of Taylor Hospital in 2009 with abdominal pain and left without an appendix. Five months later, we learn that the proof is in the disappearing and reappearing gallbladder and that a $6 million settlement won't be enough to reverse the tragedy of CT mislabelling. *Correct…
 
This week we discuss a grossly unhygienic international case starring Dr. Alan Hutchinson, a practicing dentist who was accused in 2007 of using dental tools to clean his ears and nailbeds, not washing his hands before examining patients, and not wearing gloves during dental operations. But the real question we are left wondering is: what in the wo…
 
This week we discuss the case of Benjamin Houghton, an Air Force veteran diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1989. For fear of cancer returning after remission through chemotherapy, Benjamin decided to go forward with an operation to remove his atrophied left testicle. After going under the knife though, we find out that the healthy right testicle …
 
Allan Navarro walks into the University Community Hospital Carrollwood emergency room while having a stroke, but left 5 and a half hours later with nothing but a sinusitis diagnosis, antibiotics, and Vicodin. When Allan is left permanently disabled from stroke-induced brain swelling the next day, everyone is left wondering how a stroke is so terrib…
 
This week we discuss the unfortunate case of Faith DeGrand. At 10-years-old, Faith underwent surgery to repair her worsening scoliosis but left the botched surgery with nothing but paralysis and incontinence. Seven years later, her case is finally settled for $135 million, but the road to get there was nothing short of a fiasco with Detroit Medical…
 
When famous actress and comedian Joan Rivers develops a sore throat and hoarse voice in 2014, she schedules an endoscopy and laryngoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy outpatient clinic. What she didn't know is that these two minor procedures would cost her her life after going into cardiac arrest while under anesthesia. One year later, her daughter Melis…
 
On the surface, Dr. Jayant Patel was the busiest general surgeon at his affiliated hospitals with distinguished awards to back up his surgical skills. However, from the start of his medical training, his colleagues are left appalled at his hygiene, surgical sloppiness, and fraudulent medical records. Worst of all, he managed to fool two different c…
 
This week we wrap up our two-part series on the infamous Dr. Death case. After heavy lobbying from Dr. Henderson and Dr. Kirby leads to Dr. Dunstch (aka Dr. Death) getting his license revoked in Texas, they worry about his ability to get a license in another state. Soon, they convince Dallas law enforcement to pick up the case, and all of Dr. Dunts…
 
This week we start our overview of the multiple botched surgeries done by the former neurosurgeon, Dr. Christopher Dunstch (infamously known as Dr. Death). Make sure to stay tuned for our two-part series on just how Dr. Duntsch got away with fooling an entire healthcare system, making his best friend a quadriplegic, and how he was finally stopped a…
 
This week we discuss the scandals of Virginia OB/GYN Dr. Javaid Perwaiz. After an FBI investigation reveals that Perwaiz committed over 50 counts of healthcare fraud between 2010 and 2019, his patients come to the realization that the countless hysterectomies, tubal ligations, and early labor induction he forced upon them weren't actually medically…
 
This week we discuss the events leading up to Sherman Sizemore Jr.'s suicide in February 2006. After Sherman undergoes an exploratory laparotomy on January 19, 2006, his family notices he's not the same afterward: he's afraid to be alone, cannot sleep, and has an intense fear of being buried alive. However, the family soon realizes exactly what wen…
 
This week we have an unexpected continuation episode of the anesthesiologist, Dr. Thomas Rodenberg. Just a few years after the malpractice of Dale Whyte, Dr. Rodenberg and colleagues at the Pompano Beach Medical Corp get arrested for trafficking prescription drugs of many controlled classes: opioids, benzos, and even cocaine. This shocks the state …
 
This week we discuss the unfortunate story of Dale Whyte. After going under for a manipulation under anesthesia procedure (MUA), Dale goes from being a conscious, healthy guy with some aches and pains to being in a vegetative state. How did this happen? Ask anesthesiologist, Dr. Thomas Rodenberg, who ignored all of Dale's vitals dropping during the…
 
This week we share the story of Lydia and Earl Scherrer starting in 1996. When Earl wakes up from a coma after a car accident-induced traumatic brain injury, Lydia takes on the role of being his full-time caregiver until the strain of her career forces Lydia to put him in an assisted living facility. However, when Earl dies in her arms after vomiti…
 
In May 2004, a young man walks into a Texas hospital and dies from a seemingly “straightforward” encephalitis case. A month after donating his organs, all the recipients strangely end up dead from similar nervous system dysfunction. When the lab test came back positive for rabies in all the recipients, doctors are left wondering how they overlooked…
 
This week we discuss a short series of wrong-sided brain surgery mishaps at Rhode Island Hospital in 2007. Although wrong-sided operations are quite rare, how did three happen at the same hospital in less than one year? Despite the Universal Protocol created in 2003 to prevent surgical mistakes like these from happening, we learn very quickly that …
 
To the outside world, Dr. George Reardon was a prominent endocrinologist in the Hartford, CT area directing his own long-term growth study on pediatric patients out of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. However, when thousands of obscene child porn images are found in the basement of his house 10 years after his death, the community is forced…
 
In July 2019, babies start getting sick in the Geisinger Medical Center NICU. When internal investigations for the source of infection fall short while the public is kept in the dark about the spread, parents are left with no choice but to sue the hospital for negligence after the tragic death of 3 premature infants due to infection. The worst part…
 
After 156 women speak at Nassar's trial in 2018, the nation had no choice but to come to the disturbing realization that there is an institutional problem with mishandling sexual abuse cases. With Nassar behind bars, over 400 victims of his abuse have been identified. Today, some people are still left to wonder if Nassar meant to hurt his patients,…
 
This week we introduce one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in U.S. history starring none other than the U.S.A Olympic's former Women's Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. The inappropriate use of medical knowledge, power, and authority shocked the country when in 2016 allegations against Nassar were filed with Michigan State University Police Dep…
 
The unfortunate case of Tiffany Applewhite starts in 1998 when, at 12-years-old, she suffers from a life-threatening anaphylactic attack that left her without the ability to speak, walk, or eat independently. Sixteen years and $172 million later, we find out that it all could have been avoided if the nurse just read a drug manual and the EMTs broug…
 
With almost 8,000 patients and $190 million given out in settlements, Dr. Nikita Levy's medical crimes between 2005 and 2013 went down in history for causing the second-largest malpractice lawsuit in the U.S. to date. Find out just how one OB/GYN affiliated with one of the most prestigious healthcare systems in the nation got away with taking thous…
 
After suffering severe brain damage from accidental drowning, 8-year old Cole Hartman is put to rest in August 2013. Four years later, anesthesiologist Dr. Judith Brill is the prime suspect in an investigation regarding Cole's possible murder. This week we are left to ask ourselves: was the cause of death really brain damage...or too much fentanyl?…
 
Averil Hart ends up hospitalized for severe Anorexia Nervosa in December 2012. Over a week later, Averil dies from a tragic turn of preventable complications. Her worsening condition and terrible death left her family and a medical examiner to wonder whether the UK’s national health services are more concerned with losing money than losing lives. F…
 
This week, we catch a mere glimpse of Dr. Louis Poetter, Georgia’s most prolific pedophile. Buckle up as we discuss just how much of a back-breaking nightmare Camp Anneewakee was, and how Poetter got away with sexually abusing the psychiatric patients of Anneewakee for over 20 years. Check out iHeart Radio's Camp Hell: Anneewakee here. For episode …
 
In 2003, 17-year old Jessica Santillan finally receives the “life-saving” heart and lung transplant her and her family have been waiting years for. But...how in the world did she end up brain dead less than two weeks later? Learn how two little letters created a permanent tarnish on one of the most prestigious medical centers the U.S. has to offer.…
 
Esmin Green is found lying dead on the waiting room floor of a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital in June 2008. After public outrage and $2 million awarded in malpractice settlement, Esmin's death made the New York City healthcare system ask themselves the hardest question of all: What is going on at Kings County Medical Center? The security camera foot…
 
In November 1906, medical scientist, Dr. Richard Strong, injects a light-colored, muddy liquid into the arms of 24 Filipino prisoners. Three days later, 13 wind up dead. Over a century later, medical historians are still left to wonder whether this was an unfortunate accident or an act of racial bias against this Asian community. *In honor of Asian…
 
In July 2006, 18-year-old Sycloria Williams walked into an abortion clinic and...gave birth to a live baby? This week's episode involves stories riddled with lies, exploitation, a baby in a biohazard bag, and cat urine. Regardless of where you stand on the abortion topic, the unveiling of this crazy botched abortion case will make your head spin. C…
 
Imagine going under the knife only to wake up covered in second and third-degree burns afterward. Well, this is what happened to Catherine Reuter in December 2002. Despite these occurrences being so unheard of, this episode will be a reality check to just how often surgical fires happen, and more importantly, how they are kept so quiet... Episode R…
 
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