Almost everyone has a skeleton in the closet. Few of us get through life without making a mistake, or having a moment of bad judgment that we’d prefer to keep under wraps. But a joyride as a juvenile or painting graffiti of your girlfriend’s name on a sidewalk are a far cry from repeated violations of the Hippocratic Oath by a physician that he or she is obligated to uphold.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a psychiatry professor who had been suspended from practicing medicine or had his license revoked in four states other than the one where he was currently practicing. At least one of those sanctions had taken place decades before the lawsuit was filed.