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The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.
The Florida Board of Medicine on 04-23-2009 issued the physician a reprimand, imposed a fine in the amount of $10,000.00 plus costs, ordered the physician to complete one hundred hours of community service and five hours of continuing medical education in post-surgical complication.
The action was based upon the physician's failure to document whether a test of the integrity of the anastomosis was performed during a patient's 08-31-2006 surgery, the reasons for a seventeen-hour delay in returning the patient to surgery performed on 09-08-2006 after a CT scan of the abdomen indicated bilateral pleural effusions and areas of lower lobe pneumonia, extensive intraperiotoneal air leading to suspicions of perforation and multiple tiny globular foci of air in the anteior pelvis, leading to suspicion for abscess. The physician during the patient's 09-08-2006 surgery failed to send the specimen removed for a pathologic examination and discarded the removed specimen. The physician also failed to resect the area of necrosis which was seen during the patient's 09-08-2006 surgery. The patient's condition deteriorated and the patient developed rapid atrial fibrillation and multi-orgran failure and expired three days after life support was withdrawn.
The Medical Board of California has Revoked the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of California.
2 Board Actions
Disciplinary action in another state (10/11/2017)
Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
Summary: Hagen, Karl Matthew MD: License # 35.122568: OCTOBER 11, 2017 - PROBATION TERMINATED: The State Medical Board of Ohio GRANTED the physician's request for release from the terms of the 9/9/15 Board Order.
Wrong-site surgery (10/16/2013)
Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions