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Dancing Doctor's Malpractice Complaints: 100 Women Speak Out

Dancing Doctor's Malpractice Complaints: 100 Women Speak Out
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By    |   Monday, 04 June 2018 09:28 AM

The dancing doctor is being sued for malpractice after patients of Atlanta-area dermatologist Dr. Windell Boutte came forward to complain about infections, disfigurement, and even brain damage after going under the knife, CNN reported.

Boutte first made headlines earlier this year after several videos were posted to her public YouTube channel showing her singing, dancing and rapping during surgical procedures and even while cutting into patients.

She came under fire after one of her patients, Icilma Cornelius, suffered heart failure while undergoing a procedure at Boutte’s clinic in Lilburn, Georgia, in February 2016, the New York Post noted.

When Cornelius was rushed to hospital, she was diagnosed with permanent brain damage and left disabled.

Her son, Ojay Liburd, filed a lawsuit against Boutte and since then dozens of other patients have reached out, claiming they have also suffered complications after undergoing surgical procedures.

"I've had more phone calls and emails than I could respond to," said Susan Witt, an attorney representing three women in cases against Boutte, according to CNN.

Witt explained that roughly 100 women have contacted her in the past week with complaints about the doctor, several of which suffered serious post-surgical complications due to infections.

The videos have since been removed and Boutte's office has not responded to requests for comments however, WKBN reported that there are at least five pending malpractice suits against the doctor and four settlements that have been reached.

Unsettling statistics recently found that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., taking more than 250,000 lives a year, in part because of physician mistakes.

A patient-safety advocate, Robert Oshel, noted that multiple, large malpractice settlements against a doctor "can be a warning sign ... suggesting that if licensing boards and hospital peer reviewers were willing to either get these doctors to stop practicing or get retraining, we'd all be better off."

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The dancing doctor known for singing while performing surgery is facing several malpractice suits from patients claiming to have suffered from infections, disfigurement, and even brain damage after going under the knife.
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