Maine Doctor to Pay $1.9M for Botched Surgery in New York

March 28, 2008

A Lewiston, Maine neurosurgeon has been found liable for a surgery that left a man in a wheelchair before the doctor came to Maine.

Dr. Victor T. Ho agreed to pay $1.9 million under a settlement and won’t appeal the verdict of a New York jury. The botched spinal surgery happened in 2000 while Ho was working for New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. He came to Maine in 2005 while on probation in New York.

Ho is part of New England Neurosurgery in Lewiston and has full privileges at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and limited privileges at Central Maine Medical Center.

Randal Manning of the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine says his board carefully examined Ho’s application and interviewed him. He says there was no reason to deny him a Maine license because New York found him guilty of simple negligence, not gross negligence.


Information from: Sun-Journal

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