POMPTON LAKES, N.J. (CBSNewYork / AP) – State officials said an anesthesiologist who was convicted of manslaughter in a patient’s death in England is performing major back surgery in northern New Jersey without proper training.
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The state Attorney General’s Office said Dr. Richard Kaul is putting the public in “imminent danger” while working out of a one-room surgical office called the New Jersey Spine & Rehabilitation Center in Pompton Lakes.
“Whatever training he has is not sufficient for the kinds of surgery including, including discectomies and spinal fusions, which, as people can appreciate, is a highly technical, highly complex surgery that’s gotta be performed by people who have been trained for years in that kind of specialty,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.
Chiesa said none of the credentials listed on Kaul’s website are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Kaul’s lawyer, Paul Conroy, said the doctor has agreed to stop doing certain procedures pending a full hearing of the state Medical Board.
Kaul was barred from practicing medicine in England after a woman whom he administered anesthesia to during routine dental work suffered a heart attack and died in 1999.
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