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Doc Tied To Hyperbaric Deaths Loses License

Dr. George Daviglus (hbotechblog.wordpress.com)

A Florida doctor held criminally negligent in the fiery deaths of a child and his grandmother in a hyperbaric chamber has lost his medical license, seven years after the tragedy made international headlines.

It was May 1, 2009, when a fiery blast inside a hyperbaric chamber injured a 4-year-old Italian boy who was being treated for cerebral palsy and killed his 62-year-old grandmother, Vicenza Pesce. The boy, Francesco Martinisi, died several weeks after the incident. – https://hbotechblog.wordpress.com/

The Florida Board of Medicine revoked the medical license of Dr. George Daviglus and those of four other physicians on Friday at a disciplinary hearing in Altamonte Springs.

In addition to Daviglus, a license revocation also  was ordered for Dr. Edwardo Williams, formerly of Tallahassee; Dr. Mohammad Fathi Abdel-Hameed of Orlando; Dr. Michael Dietch III of Port Orange, south of Daytona Beach; and Dr. Naina Sachdev, of Beverly Hills, Calif.

A board-certified chest surgeon, Daviglus was working as medical director for a hyperbaric oxygen treatment center in 2009 in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a tiny enclave between Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, when tragedy struck.