Patient Safety | 04.02.21
Spokane Doctor Sued for Allegedly Performing Unnecessary Surgery, State Restricts License
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Jason Dreyer and Providence Health in Walla Walla, Wash., for unnecessary surgery. Earlier in March, the state's health department restricted the license of Dreyer for allegedly performing surgeries without clear medical indications. According to court documents, the plaintiff claims he caused severe permanent neurological injury to her lower spine, resulting in failed back surgery syndrome, with severe pain and loss of mobility. Court documents do not list the amount of money the plaintiff is seeking, but rather states "an award of special damages in an amount to be proven at trial."
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