DENTON COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A infamous former surgeon who maimed and killed a number of sufferers in North Texas is within the nationwide highlight.
There’s about to be a TV mini sequence in addition to a documentary on Christopher Duntsch, the person dubbed, “Physician Demise” now serving a life sentence for a number of counts of aggravated assault.
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One among his victims who didn’t die, Ken Fennell is as a substitute spending his golden years in a motorized wheelchair.
“The desires you had earlier than you understand you possibly can’t do anymore,” Fennell stated.
The 78-year-old Denton County man was then Dr. Christopher Duntsch’s first affected person when the surgeon began performing spinal fusions in 2011.
“All they might do is brag on himself and that he may repair me the place no person else may,” stated Fennel.
However when that surgical procedure didn’t work, Fennell allowed Duntsch to function once more.
“And that’s when he did the injury. I wakened a day and a half later in intensive care and a morphine drip and from the waist down it felt like there was a bonfire burning on me,” he stated.
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Regardless of the unhealthy expertise, Duntsch bounced round North Texas hospitals paralyzing and in some circumstances, killing his sufferers.
He was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to life in jail.
“After they sentenced him to life we realized we’ve obtained him stopped they stopped him,” Fennell stated.
Duntsch is now the topic of an upcoming documentary and a brand new TV miniseries.
“I’m hoping it’s going to cease different docs,” stated Fennell. “He’s not the one one on the planet I’m certain that’s doing this.”
Fennell and his spouse are nonetheless capable of journey sometimes and gown up for Christmas reveals because the Clauses, however not with out Ken’s fixed ache that he says Duntsch isn’t the one one liable for.
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“I blame the medical board for not stopping him earlier than. The rationale I’ll communicate out each time is to maintain him from hurting another person,” stated Fennell.