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Complaint Review: Duke University Hospital - Dr Maurice B Landers III

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  • Submitted: Mon, September 27, 2010
  • Updated: Tue, September 28, 2010

  • Reported By: Patient — N/A North Carolina U.S.A.
Duke University Hospital - Dr Maurice B Landers III
2301 Erwin RD Internet United States of America

Duke University Hospital - Dr Maurice B Landers III DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EYE CLINIC Medical Malpractice Silicone oil injections. eye Internet

*Author of original report: Wrong About The Statute of Limitations

*Consumer Comment: Out of luck

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I had what was called silicone oil injection to my eye at Duke University Hospital Eye Clinic in the mid 1980s. The doctor was Maurice B Landers III he said silicone oil had been used in some other countries and he heard it works.


He wanted to experiment with it while at Duke. I had a retina detachment, But my eye should have been left alone since I was totally blind in that eye.


He said the silicone oil cannot be left in the eye more than 6 months to a year, And can only be done by a well experience eye surgeon,On record it states that a resident cannot perform such surgery. He said if it stays in to long it can cause damage, He did not say what kinda damage. 3 months after the surgery he told me that he was leaving Duke and taking a Chief Of Retina job in california and that he was leaving me with a resident. On record Duke stated the silicone oil was removed around 4 months after it was placed. This is untrue, It was never removed and the damage that it caused was, Cataracts,Glaucoma etc. Another problem is that I always assumed it had been removed, Since Duke stated on record to this fact. But after having surgery recently I found out the Silicone Oil was still there and it took forever to get it removed because its thick like honey.


After doing research I found out that Dr Maurice B Landers III never took any job as a chief of retina in california, So I am wondering why he left Duke, I do know that he injected a few other people with silicone oil around the sametime. I am wondering if one of the other patient got sick or etc and Duke covered it up and forced dr landers to resign, After talking to a doctor friend of mine, He told me that if something happens or you make duke mad they will never rehire that person, I do know he has never went back to work for duke since he left. He is now at UNC Chapel Hill.


Dr Maurice B Landers III benefited from the silicone oil of the eye, Because he wrote a book and it went on sale 1985. Should he have written a book and made money while he left patients with a resident, And caused pain & suffering from cataracts,glaucoma.


Etc. And his wallet got fat because of it ? I wonder if he has problems sleeping at night. I wonder if Dr Maurice B Landers III would let someone inject silicone oil into one of his eyes, Let it stay in for 20 some years ? Eye for an Eye.


Now Duke University Hospital is more guilty than the doctor. Because they know about it. They also know because they have on record that the silicone oil was removed when in fact it had not been removed. They will not do anything about it. They do not care about patients what so ever. Just like the most recent problem duke had with the surgical instructments been washed in hydraulic fluid and used on patients during surgery, They tried to hide and cover that one up. But failed.


If anyone has had silicone oil injected into the eye at Duke, Or anyone had any surgeries at duke which resulted in any problems please let me know. Lawyers are welcome to contact me also.


 


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#1 Author of original report

Wrong About The Statute of Limitations

AUTHOR: Gary - (U.S.A.)

You are right about three years on Statute of Limitations  But the longest you can go is 10 years.

But with my case its different,Because on the medical records Duke stated the silicone oil was removed 3 months after it was injected into the eye, So all these years I thought the silicone oil had been removed. Only to find out after having surgery in september 2010. That the surgery took almost 2 hours longer than expected because the doctor had to remove the silicone oil which they said was thick like honey and it took for ever to remove.

So the three year Statute of Limitations starts within the time of discovery which would be 09/2010.

Since the doctor said that if left in longer than 6 months to 1 year it would cause damage. The problem is I had cataracts, And Glaucoma, But I didn't know it was caused from the silicone oil because the hospital records stated it had been removed.

And after further research the doctor who injected the eye with silicone oil wrote a book which tells of the damages caused from silicone oil. And in his book he advises against using silicone oil.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Out of luck

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

If this occurred in the 1980s then the Statute of Limitations in North Carolina is done.  All malpractice cases must be filed within the first three years of injury. I am not lawyer just looked it up.


Was this experimental surgery? Did you sigh paperwork? If so you consented to the procedure and should have followed up within the time limit.


 

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