DENTON COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A infamous former surgeon who maimed and killed a number of sufferers in North Texas is within the nationwide highlight.
There may be about to be a TV mini collection in addition to a documentary on Christopher Duntsch, the man dubbed, “Doctor Death” now serving a life sentence for multiple counts of aggravated assault.
One in every of his victims who didn’t die, Ken Fennell is as an alternative spending his golden years in a motorized wheelchair.
“The desires you had earlier than you notice you possibly can’t do anymore,” Fennell mentioned.
The 78-year-old Denton County man was then Dr. Christopher Duntsch’s first affected person when the surgeon began performing spinal fusions in 2011.
“All they may do is brag on himself and that he may repair me the place no one else may,” mentioned Fennel.
However when that surgical procedure didn’t work, Fennell allowed Duntsch to function once more.
“And that’s when he did the harm. I wakened a day and a half later in intensive care and a morphine drip and from the waist down it felt like there was a bonfire burning on me,” he mentioned.
Regardless of the unhealthy expertise, Duntsch bounced round North Texas hospitals paralyzing and in some instances, killing his sufferers.
He was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to life in jail.
“After they sentenced him to life we realized we’ve bought him stopped they stopped him,” Fennell mentioned.
Duntsch is now the topic of an upcoming documentary and a brand new TV miniseries.
“I’m hoping it can cease different medical doctors,” mentioned Fennell. “He’s not the one one on the earth I’m positive that’s doing this.”
Fennell and his spouse are nonetheless in a position to journey often and costume up for Christmas reveals because the Clauses, however not with out Ken’s fixed ache that he says Duntsch isn’t the one one liable for.
“I blame the medical board for not stopping him earlier than. The explanation I’ll communicate out each time is to maintain him from hurting another person,” mentioned Fennell.