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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
A Voice for Private Physicians Since 1943
Omnia pro aegroto

Hall of Shame

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

Refusal to discipline physicians for sham peer review

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The details are below and found on:

www.aapsonline.org/judicial/poliner.php

Poliner v. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

On August 26, 2004, a jury ruled against James Knochel, MD; Charles Levin, MD; John F. Harper, MD; and the Prebyterian Hospital of Dallas due to the sham peer review which resulted in adverse action against Dr. Poliner's cardiac catheterization privileges. The jury awarded Dr. Poliner $366 million.

  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Final Reply to AAPS Letter – 12/05/2006
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  • Memorandum Opinion and Order in US District Court for the Northern District of Texas by Judge Jorge A. Solis - finds that maximumum recovery is $21 million in actual damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages – Sept. 18, 2006
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  • Applicable Sections of Occupations Code of Texas to 3 physicians found responsible in Sham Peer Review against Dr. Poliner
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  • AAPS Reply to Texas Governor Rick Perry – 9/08/2006
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  • AAPS Reply to Texas State Board of Medical Examiners – 9/08/2006
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  • Governor Rick Perry's Reply to AAPS – 8/30/2006
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  • AAPS Letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry – 5/30/2006
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  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Reply to AAPS Letter – 4/17/2006
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  • Court upholds jury's findings in peer review caseAAPS News of the Day - 4/7/2006
  • Memorandum Opinion and Order in US District Court for the Northern District of Texas by Judge Jorge A. Solis – upholds jury's finding and orders mediation to determine the amount of damages – March 27, 2006
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  • AAPS Letter to Texas State Board of Medical Examiners asking to file a formal complaint for unprofessional conduct by James Knochel, MD; Charles Levin, MD; and John F. Harper, MD – March 6, 2006
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