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If you’ve been keeping track of this medical malpractice news, you might be interested to know that a surgeon out of Mason with revoked licenses in Ohio and Kentucky has been taken to court, and the verdict may be available soon. According to a number of personal injury claims, the doctor allegedly performed unnecessary surgeries on patients, but to make matters worse, the surgeries left some of those patients in worse shape than before.

According to the news, the doctor was suspended from practicing medicine in Ohio and Kentucky in November 2013, and he is now facing federal criminal charges for allegedly billing Medicare for millions of dollars over surgeries that were not necessary and left patients with further injuries. One resident from Green Township filed a lawsuit claiming that a surgery performed by the surgeon in 2009 left her with ongoing pain and made her spine conditions worse.

The surgeon is being tried in his absence, according to the news, because he left the country and returned to his native home, Pakistan. This violated his bail for the criminal charges against him. Because he is not present at his own trial, he will not be given a chance to defend himself, which he could have if he had not fled the country.

In this case, a number of patients are suing the doctor, and the first case’s outcome will likely affect the rest. If you’ve been injured by a doctor facing multiple charges or simply want to talk to someone about whether or not you have a case, you may want to speak with an attorney.