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 may be about to be a TV mini sequence in addition to a documentary on Christopher Duntsch, the person dubbed, “Physician Loss of life” now serving a life sentence for a number of counts of aggravated assault.
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One in all 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 mentioned.
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 may do is brag on himself and that he might repair me the place no person else might,” mentioned 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 mentioned.
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Regardless of the unhealthy expertise, Duntsch bounced round North Texas hospitals paralyzing and in some instances, killing his sufferers.
He was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to life in jail.
“Once they sentenced him to life we realized we’ve bought him stopped they stopped him,” Fennell mentioned.
Duntsch is now the topic of an upcoming documentary and a brand new TV miniseries.
“I’m hoping it is going to cease different docs,” mentioned Fennell. “He’s not the one one on the earth I’m certain that’s doing this.”
Fennell and his spouse are nonetheless in a position to journey often and costume up for Christmas exhibits because the Clauses, however not with out Ken’s fixed ache that he says Duntsch isn’t the one one accountable for.
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“I blame the medical board for not stopping him earlier than. The explanation I’ll communicate out each time is to maintain him from hurting another person,” mentioned Fennell.