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Homeopathy Doctor Gives Up License After Toddler’s Death

Stephanie Samedi1 year ago

The Florida Medical Board has reprimanded homeopathic physician, Martha Grout, after her patient, a toddler, died when Grout gave her a dose of amygdalin, a controversial drug.

Drug Was not Approved by FDA

According to Medscape, Martha Grout, MD agreed to pay a $2,500 fine and give up her Florida license more than a year following the Arizona Medical Board reprimanding Grout for her role in the death of a toddler.

The 18-month old was battling advanced eye cancer when Grout gave her a dose of Amygdalin which is not approved by the FDA, is not proven to be effective, and can prove to be deadly. The medical examiner in this case concluded that there was “no apparent or stated intent to cause injury or death.”

Grout decided to accept the reprimand of “unprofessional conduct.”

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    • 19% of cases involved OBGYNs
    • General surgeons were defendants in 17% of cases
    • Primary physicians made up  16% of cases
  • Mistakes made within healthcare to Medicare patients are only reported by hospitals in 14% of cases.
  • The average patient waits about 16.5 months before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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