Missouri Healing Arts Board Suspends Doctor
In a possibly unprecedented move the Missouri Healing Arts Board has suspended a physician, Dr. Randall E. Meyer, from practice until a hearing scheduled for February 4, 2013. According to the story reporting the suspension in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 26 the board could not find any mention of a previous action like this in their records. The doctor, whose practice Central Missouri Cardiology has been in business since 1991, has been cited for placing stents in six different patients who were not in need of the procedure.
One of the cases was said to have a patient, with no history or signs of a blockage, receiving 13 stents in the coronary arteries. Stents are used to open blocked arteries that usually cause symptoms like chest pain, back pain, or pains in the left arm among others. This case will be watched closely as the allegations against this physician are very serious.
Anyone that believes they have been improperly treated by a physician should contact the St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman immediately. Unnecessary procedures can be dangerous and can lead to serious medical complications or possibly even death. Visit our website for more information on medical malpractice and schedule a consultation with one of our experts to find out how you can pursue a claim.