Dr. Carpenter kind of dropped out of sight from the Mid-Michigan area with rumors of him suffering from end-stage prostate cancer. This was not the first time talk around town included him treating for cancer. He was affiliated with Mid-Michigan Ear, Nose and Throat, P.C. Currently he has at least 3 medical malpractice lawsuits pending against him in Michigan courts. Only time will tell if the story I stumbled on in the St. Pete Patch bears any relationship to him professionally.
According to authorities, Dr. Carpenter has illegally obtained more than 500 Valium pills since October 2012. Apparently he was living in St. Petersburg and practicing as a surgeon at Baypines VA. He is charged with 5 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and using another doctor’s name and DEA number to obtain the prescriptions illegally. Otolaryngology (ENT) surgery requires the utmost care by a surgeon as you typically work so close to the eyes, brain, and nerves that run throughout the face and head.
Drug-addicted doctors can cause serious injury and death. They must be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while under the care of Dr. Carpenter, I would be honored to help you find out if you were a victim of his medical malpractice or negligence. You can email me at email@example.com or call toll free at 1-888-227-4770.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.