Ohio Pain Management Physician Faces 19 Malpractice Suits, Files for Bankruptcy

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Lawrence Rothstein, MD, a Dayton, Ohio-based board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist with 19 malpractice suits against him, has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report by the Dayton Daily News.

According to former patient John Fouts, Dr. Rothstein told patients that the laser spine surgery technique he used consistently showed positive or neutral effects on patients. In reality, Dr. Rothstein already had multiple malpractice claims filed against him in response to "catastrophic injuries" following surgery, according to Mr. Fouts' complaint.

Dr. Rothstein has settled at least three cases and lost two jury trials. In one case, Dr. Rothstein lost a $1.372 million judgment after a jury found he performed a surgical procedure that permanently maimed a patient, according to the report.

The remaining trials have been stayed following Dr. Rothstein's bankruptcy filing.

Read the Dayton Daily News report on Lawrence Rothstein.

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