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Syracuse Medical Malpractice Leads To Fine And Probation For New York Doctor

An East Syracuse ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist) was recently fined $20,000.00 by the State of New York for injecting twelve patients with with unapproved Botox (botulinum neurotoxin). In the “pure” form approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Botox is used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. However, the drug used by Douglas W. Halliday, M.D., was not approved by the FDA. Rather, it was labeled “For Research Purposes Only – Not For Human Use.”

In addition, the State of New York placed Douglas W. Halliday, M.D., on probation for three years. The New York State Board of Professional Misconduct charged Dr. Halliday with ten (10) counts of professional misconduct, including: (i) gross negligence, (ii) gross incompetence, (iii) negligence on more than one occasion, and (iv)gross incompetence on more than one occasion.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one have been injured due to medical negligence, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, special education, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

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