Dr. Death

By Wondery

SHOW DESCRIPTION

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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Three Days In Dallas | 1

All physicians are taught, “First do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients? Dr. Robert Henderson was a veteran spinal surgeon in Dallas when he got an unusual phone call from a local hospital: a new surgeon had operated so poorly that a patient who’d walked in on her own two feet now couldn’t even wiggle her toes. Dr. Henderson had seen a lot, but he wasn't prepared for this. The surgery was so bad, in fact, he asked himself whether this person possibly be an impostor impersonating a physician? “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records. Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/survey Subscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/death  Bombas - Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/death and entering the offer death in the checkout code space Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress at helixsleep.com/death.  Audible - Start a 30-day trial and get your first audiobook free by going to audible.com/death or by texting DEATH to 500-500 Brooklinen - Get $20 off AND free shipping by going to brooklinen.com and entering promo code death Simplisafe - Go to simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today

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Breaking News | 10

12.13.2018

The judges reviewing Christopher Duntsch’s appeal have reached a decision. On the day of the decision, Laura Beil goes to the Dallas District Attorney’s office to speak with prosecutors Michelle Shugart and Jaclyn Lambert about the judges' decision. To read ...