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Dr. Death

Author: Wondery

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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.


Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.


But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?


From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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Will C.

Wow

Dec 13th
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Thomas Irristen

none of this real, people

Dec 13th
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Leon Jr

This really opened my eyes to the things that most if not all of us don't think about and that's is my surgeon on probation or has a number of complaints against them. The AMA is more worried about a lawsuit than the lives of the millions of patients. Its very scary when you think about it because without a doubt there is multiple Dr Deaths out there. Sure not all as bad as him but a complaint is a complaint. Just think about all those patients that try but because all the shit they make you go thru never get filed. Just like the SEC, why is AMA under staffed and under funded when they are the only protection we have against powerful people and lawyers we don't stand a chance against. sorry for rambling and I hope I make sense. WONDERY IS #1 IN PODCASTLAND.

Dec 13th
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Dianna Lai

Awesome podcast Laura!

Dec 6th
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Ebeth K

I can't remember who said it but they said lawyers do not take malpractice suits. We have a law firm here that is huge and they had commercials stating they would take any malpractice suit, no matter how big or small. I called them because a hospital misdiagnosed my mom and ended up costing her her life. They said that wasn't true and they couldn't take the case. A friend of mine was a lawyer for another hospital and said malpractice suits are not worth it. The hospitals always have more money. He didn't last there long but it just made me so mad that they wouldn't even hear our case.

Dec 4th
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Vianey Granado

I learned about Dr. Death in school when learning about ethics and morals. It is always very interestingly horrifying reading about this. Glad he is behind bars.

Dec 4th
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C.L.

Finally! Someone who does something about this butcher!

Dec 2nd
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James Sheckles

really opened my eyes and mind for a line of questions when I let a surgeon fix my back

Nov 30th
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joshua anderson

what a damn fine series good Lord

Nov 30th
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Raymond Li

great podcast series, thank you

Nov 30th
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Ebeth K

OMG this is heartbreaking. As someone who has had back surgery and has had a mom who passed right before hers, my heart goes out to all of his victims. I pray that they and their families heal.

Nov 26th
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Alex Pach da Costa

i listened to all 9 episodes back to back today. Great series!

Nov 22nd
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Joshua warden

I had a spinal fusion in Dallas at this same hospital by Dr Ramsey and I'm thankful I didn't have this doctor my first surgery was around the same time he had started in Dallas I live in West Texas

Nov 21st
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Louise Collins-Hall

Dirty John

Nov 18th
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brushana fulks

wowww! love this story! I was shocked and scared all in 1.

Nov 17th
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Sakina Khambaty

OK

Nov 16th
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Gesus White

Wow, great story.

Nov 14th
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Will C.

Gesus White what?

Dec 13th
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Gesus White

The ads are a necessary 😈 beggars can't ne choosers!

Nov 14th
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Amy Nagano

25:22 - audio skips. Unsure of reason.

Nov 14th
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Ashley Elizabeth

Can anyone recommend a podcast similar to this one?

Nov 10th
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