A doctor who lost his license in Texas, then opened a pain management clinic in West Virginia, was found after investigation by state health officials to be re-using syringes at his clinic.
The Texas medical board revoked the license of the pain doctor, Roland Chalifous Jr., in 2004 for violating standards of care in his treatment of three patients, including a 61-year-old man who died after unnecessary surgery was performed. The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy granted Chalifoux an unrestricted license in 2005 despite knowing about the Texas revocation.
The investigation was prompted by a report that a patient contracted bacterial meningitis a day after a procedure at Chalifoux’s clinic.
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