Dr. Christopher Duntsch sentenced to life in prison for injuring his patients: 5 key takeaways

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Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, was sentenced to life in prison for intentionally injuring his patients, according to CBS DFW.

Here are five things to know:

 

1. The jury deliberated for one hour before sentencing Dr. Duntsch to the maximum penalty after taking four hours last week to find him guilty of intentionally causing bodily harm.

 

2. Prosecutors claimed that Dr. Duntsch maimed 32 patients in total, killing two and paralyzing two in the process.

 

3. He was stripped of his medical license in 2013 after a series of failed surgeries.

 

4. The case could potentially lead to increasing numbers of malpractice cases, according to WFAA.

 

5. Dr. Duntsch practiced in the Dallas, Texas area after a similarly tumultuous time practicing in Tennessee.

 

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