It’s not just lawyers, politicians, and their appointed hacks who display incompetence and corruption in Las Vegas, Clark County, and the State of Nevada.
We had occasion to visit the new Henderson Hospital ER on St. Rose Pkwy yesterday. After a long wait we met the doctor on duty. For a variety of reasons, we felt no confidence in this man, and left.
DR. JOSEPH BAJO
His name is Joseph Bajo, D.O..
My gut feeling about him caused me to do some research on my iPhone while we awaited his return to the hospital room. I found some interesting history.
Bajo was a defendant in a lawsuit here in Las Vegas in which he and others were charged with medical malpractice in the 2010 death of a prominent local neurosurgeon. Each doctor’s insurance carrier paid $500,000.00 to the plaintiffs in a settlement. The Las Vegas Review Journal printed several stories about the case.
One was this opinion piece by columnist Jane Ann Morrison. It focused on Nevada’a lack of transparency when it comes to medical malpractice settlements.
Bajo then apparently relocated to Chicago, where he had been trained at the Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University.
Back in Chicago, he was again liable in a significant medical malpractice case, the details of which can be found on this website: https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-joseph-bajo-3dtt4
1 Board Action Found
Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
Summary: Bajo, Joseph Thomas MD: License # 036081092: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The Department received information that a civil settlement was paid on the physician’s behalf arising out of allegation that he failed to properly immobilize the cervical spine of a patient and timely refer that patient for cervical fusion surgery. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation placed the physician’s license in REFUSE to RENEW status.
1 Malpractice Claim Found
Amount or Range: $525,000.00
Nature of Complaint: Cook County, IL
I may be wrong, but I read “REFUSE to RENEW” license status as the functional equivalent of “license revoked”.
Well, as of yesterday, this quack is now back in NV and running the new Henderson Hospital ER!
DR. MICHAEL KAPLAN AKA “DR GET BIG”
What a humanitarian. I do have to admit that the above sounds like much more fun than a prostate infection.
According to the Review Journal “For $129.98, Kaplan’s ‘Largagenix Basic Plan’ offers two bottles of Largagenix and several ‘free gifts,’ including his ‘top grade penis stretch device’ and a book he wrote called ‘The Urologist’s Guide to Penis Enlargement.”