9 Investigates: The consequences for doctors convicted of crimes

A man has filed a lawsuit against a doctor at the University of Washington Medicine after he was reportedly fighting for his life following an alleged botched surgery.

CHARLOTTE — What happens when a doctor is accused or convicted of a serious crime?

We’re investigating what happens when complaints are filed against local doctors with the medical board. Some faced consequences, but many did not.

“It doesn’t matter what I know, it matters what I can prove.”

Channel 9′s Hunter Sáenz takes the issue straight to the North Carolina Medical Board and gets answers from one of the chief legal officers.

>>Watch the full story at 5 p.m. on Monday to see the punishments that may surprise you.

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