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Join Lillee & TJ here every other 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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We start off this month of February with a crazy case about a scrotal mass removal surgery gone horrifically wrong. Keith Burchall goes in for an outpatient excision of a mass on his scrotum and ends up hospitalized with a disfigured penis instead. The reason? Well, let's just say that sometimes it's not always best to be safe rather than sorry... …
 
This week we are back from our holiday hiatus to discuss the oddities of two dental deaths in Maricopa County, Arizona that were linked to nurse anesthetist, Tory Richmond. The cases might shock you, but does the verdict? Buy Merch, Subscribe, & Follow Us! https://linktr.ee/EthicalSideEffects Interested in getting 100% handmade treats, toys, and ve…
 
This week we cover the gruesome murder of 19-year-old Lisa Maas and how a team of mental healthcare providers could have warned her of her impending harm beforehand. **Our next episode will premiere on January 20th!!! Happy Holidays everyone and we can't wait to start 2023 off right with a new case!** Buy Merch, Subscribe, & Follow Us! https://link…
 
This week we present the lawsuit Dr. Chaudhry filed against a team of health department investigators after the Silvino malpractice case. Why did one state report lead to Dr. Chaudhry filing a civil suit? Let's just say that this report revealed that Dr. Chaudhry has a lot more drama than just his due process... Buy Merch, Subscribe, & Follow Us! h…
 
This week we discuss the 2012 case of 71-year-old Silvino Perez, who went in for open heart surgery at Fresno Community Regional Medical Center and left with a traumatic brain injury. Although the timestamped medical notes and operating room witnesses present a straightforward case, we learn that the actions of cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Pervaiz Ch…
 
This week we cover the Brazilian anesthesiologist, Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, who went viral in July 2022 for sexually assaulting women while undergoing c-sections. In our discussion of his disturbing actions, we also learn that Bezerra's record of malpractice goes back further than just these assault cases. Buy Merch, Subscribe, & Follow Us! http…
 
After a long hiatus, Lillee & TJ are finally back with another crazy malpractice case! In 2006, Lanette Gervato arrives at Shands Teaching Hospital for severe headaches but leaves paralyzed on one half of her body and unable to care for herself. Who's responsible for these life-threatening mistakes? Well, the trial outcome may just leave more quest…
 
When a series of ICU deaths associated with abnormally high levels of fentanyl occur at Mount Carmel West between 2015 and 2018, Ohio State Police and Mount Carmel Health System become weary of ICU physician Dr. William Husel. Four years later he is acquitted of all 14 counts of murder. Opioid Guidelines: https://psychiatry.org/getattachment/4b0621…
 
This week we discuss the unfortunate case of Linda McDougal who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in May 2022. In light of this tragic diagnosis, she got a double mastectomy at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota only to find out 48 hours after it that she never actually had cancer. ***Check out our Support the Cause page to…
 
73-year-old Arturo Iturralde went in for a routine spinal fusion surgery at Hilo Medical Center on January 29, 2001, only to come out with a screwdriver in a place where a titanium rod should be. The reason why? Only Dr. Robert Ricketson really knows. ***Check out our Support the Cause page to learn more about our donation drive for GLMA during Pri…
 
This week, our case covers the malpractice case of Yale's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility clinic brought forth in 2021 by seven different women on the grounds of failing to follow mandated pharmacy protocols and civil allegations of medical assault and battery and medical malpractice. As the story unfolds, we try to piece together the pu…
 
Christopher Denton's sudden crushing chest pain brought him to the Riverside Health System seeking answers. Three years later, he is left disabled in front of seven jurors as they decide whether these same answers resulted from an outright neglectful misdiagnosis or a well-intentioned mistake. Whatever you decide, our case this week will rattle you…
 
We are back from our hiatus this week to discuss the Andrews family IVF mishap. After giving birth to a healthy baby girl in October 2004 using IVF, the Andrews family is ecstatic. However, come a few years later, they are left to file a lawsuit after learning that Thomas Andrews was not actually the biological father. For a full list of all episod…
 
* **HIATUS ALERT: Due to Lillee's impending graduation, honors thesis due date, and our move to Baltimore, we will be on hiatus until May 20th!*** We bring an extra episode this week for our Ethical Side Effects board members wanting to get some updates on the SaTH Maternity Scandal. On March 30, 2022, the Ockenden Review posted its final update of…
 
After being arrested on nine different charges ranging from second-degree murder to elder abuse, Thomas McNeese Keller, a former neurosurgeon and pain management specialist in Santa Rosa, California, is left to face a jury of his peers in 2020. The partial verdict these jurors return though might just leave you with more questions than answers. For…
 
We take a deep dive this week into the various medical malpractice incidences of Dr. Berto Lopez, a former OB/GYN in West Palm Beach, Florida. From maternal and infant mortality to botched circumcisions, this case will have you wondering how this negligent physician got away with his crimes for so long without getting his license revoked. The answe…
 
*Due to technological issues, Lillee & TJ will be releasing their next episode on March 25th! We apologize for the unexpected hiatus, but we are excited to get back to you soon!* This week we discuss the unfortunate case of Colton Read, the former airman who went to get his gallbladder removed at Travis Air Force base, but left with both of his leg…
 
Donda West goes in for plastic surgery under Dr. Jan Adams on November 9th, 2007. The next day, her loved ones become frantic as Donda stops breathing and dies shortly after arriving at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center. As the coroner is left with deciding whether the cause of death was Dr. Adams or Donda's pre-existing health conditions, …
 
Dr. George Blatti shocked Long Island, New York in 2019 when he was arrested for selling various prescription opioids out of parking lots for extra cash. In 2021, his prescription pad was found to be even more of a lethal weapon when five of his patients end up dead from overdoses. Now, this serial killer physician faces the possibility of a life s…
 
In July 1951, Phyllis Spath gave birth in Fremont, Nebraska. Nine years later, she discovers part of a suturing needle was left inside her due to surgical mistakes made by the temporary physicians caring for her during labor. To receive compensation for her difficulties, Phyllis and her husband have to take the case all the way to the Nebraska Supr…
 
After the Stanton-Davies family's newborn daughter dies from a series of preventable medical errors, the parents urge the NHS to re-examine the many recent maternity ward incidents happening in the mid-2010s at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. Upon re-opening these cases though, the NHS is left wondering how it can undo the harm brought o…
 
In observance of Black History Month, we want to share the infamous case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. In this episode, we discuss why it happened, what happened in the trials, how it managed to go on for so long, and what the lasting impact was for many minority groups in the U.S. in terms of physician trust and seeking medical services. In…
 
In Part 2 of our two-part series on the Michael Jackson malpractice case, Dr. Murray is stripped of his medical license and sentenced to 4 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. But what about the previous physicians that prescribed the same various sedatives and propofol before Murray? As we discover just how far back MJ's addiction to seda…
 
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…
 
This week we take an international trip back in time to China during World War II. The Japanese Imperial Army invades China, capturing thousands of civilians so that doctors and researchers can force them to endure the most sadistic human experimentation in history. From bubonic plague flea bombs to invasive surgeries, this episode depicts some of …
 
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?…
 
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