Report: #1396860

Complaint Review: Dr. Richard Goldberger

  • Submitted: Wed, August 30, 2017
  • Updated: Wed, August 30, 2017
  • Reported By: Dr Jay — Cuautla Morelos Mexico
  • Dr. Richard Goldberger
    5106 N. Armenia
    Tampa, Florida

Dr. Richard Goldberger Sloppy surgeon, hospital-born staphloccus infection, crippled me for life Tampa Florida **Author of this Report is NOT CONFIRMED**

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It was 1994, I was sent by Dr. Richard Ian Goldberger to Dr. Scott Cutler for an evaluation for cervical and lumbar surgery. Cervical was for a herniated disk and a bone spure to be remove. They forgot to remove the bone spur. But, I was still a bit better and prepared for Lumbar surgery the following August. I was told this is  textbook case.  Instead of being a simple case, it was a septic surgery where Goldberger and Cutler did a procedure that should have been easy, but they put on the report that they ended the surgery early due to blood loss. According to surgical records, only minimal blood loss. Then after surgery, neither Goldberger or Cutler came to visit me in the hospital room post-surgery. After 4 days of complaining about burning and itching in the wound, and my wife reporting to the nurses, little blisters, with circles around them, surrounding the surgical spot - not the hospital, nor the doctors did anything or showed up. On the fifth day, they changed bndages and realized I was infected. They said it was nothing - over the next 4 months, I had 18 surgical procedures in surgery, plus Vancomycin through IVV catheter into my heart as an antibiotic, and it wasn't until after January, that they finished all the surgeries.


These two surgeons left me crippled with osteomyelitis as result of non-treatment of surgical infection. In addition Goldberger lied and said it was minor diskitis, and in the end, I was told the truth and they sent me to a nursing home to die. One week later, I was at home, infected, and in need of more surgery to clean infection. This time the surgeon took out a rib, scraped at the infection in my spine, put in hardware to hold me togher, but put the hardware in crooked so I couldnever do any physical therapy.


It's some 23 years later, I am still a cripple, and I lost my career back in 1994, and suing them was a loss, because infections are commonplace in Florida where these men practice. Goldberger called me a complainer because the pain of osteomyelitis eating away at your spine really hurts.


In summary, I lost my career as a medical researcher and psyhologist for people suffering in life, and about $1.1 million in income from my career field. I lost 16 years of work and the future of my life.

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