Posted On: May 12, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Medical Malpractice Suit Filed by Russian father against Oklahoma City Surgeon

Paul Frankel, an Oklahoma City surgeon has been accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit. According to this article, a father is suing over the death of his son, a Russian teenager who died after a risky brain stem operation.

This lawsuit is one of seven suits filed in Oklahoma County District Court against Frankel so far this year. He stopped practicing in December while he is under investigation by state medical officials.

Frankel performed a free surgery on Russian David Kurbanov in October 2006 to remove a tumor on his brain stem. Kurbanov slipped into a coma and never recovered. He died at the age of 16 in June of 2007.

Sabit Kurbanov, the boy’s father, said that the surgeon used his boy as a “guinea pig” for publicity. The lawsuit alleges that the care and treatment of David was below acceptable medical standards.

In another lawsuit against Frankel, a patient accuses the doctor of using the wrong size rods in 2007 during surgery for a herniated disc. The patient complained he had to have two more surgeries but ended up with permanent injuries.

If a patient, such as David Kurbanov, has been treated with substandard care by a doctor or healthcare provider and has suffered an injury or disability as a result, the patient has been the victim of medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, prescription drug errors, birth injuries, failure to treat diseases, delay in treatment, and negligence are just a few examples of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, please contact Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP today for a free consultation with a Philadelphia PA medical malpractice attorney.

In severe cases of medical malpractice, when a patient dies as a result of the negligence by the healthcare provider, the patient has been the victim of medical malpractice and wrongful death. In most cases, a Pennsylvania wrongful death claim may be handled along with a medical malpractice claim.