Texas Medical Board fails to censure physicians for fatal cases of surgical malpractice and reports of sexual assault on patients

The Texas Medical Board was extremely lax in its regulation of harmful and inappropriate behavior by some doctors in 2018, reports from ProPublica and The Dallas Morning News find. Dr. Christopher Dunstch operated for nearly a year after the Board was informed about his record of complications in nearly every surgery. The board did not revoke Dr. Philip Leonard’s license after he was accused of sexual abuse by 17 women, although it did bar him from seeing female patients. They took away his license only after a male patient accused Leonard of the same misconduct.

SOURCES: Laura Beil, ProPublica; Dana Branham, The Dallas Morning News

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