Patients complain about B.C. surgeon barred in Arizona
- September 8, 2009 1:56 PM
- By Enza Uda
Dr. Fernando Casses claims his complication rate is very low
Several people in Quesnel, B.C., have filed complaints about their hospital's general surgeon, Dr. Fernando Casses. They claim they suffered needlessly — and were damaged permanently — when he failed to address serious complications from his surgeries.
"He said to me, 'Lady, you just had surgery. Go home and have a hot bath,'" said Tammy Mead, who said she ended up at "death's door" following routine gallbladder surgery at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital.
"After the third day, I knew there was something wrong — because I was throwing up green bile. He had cut my liver, my bowel and my intestine," Mead said.