Surgeon causes spinal damage in two Washington women, allowed to practice in Kansas

Linda Guile, a woman from Renton, Washington had her spinal nerves severed, losing control of her bladder and bowels while undergoing back surgery by Dr. Britt Borden. Barbara Ristved, also a Washington State resident, had similar damage in a surgery that Borden performed on her. Both women won malpractice settlements because of their botched surgeries.

After leaving Washington State, Borden stated practicing neurosurgery in Aberdeen, S.D. There, his patient Marilyn Zubke, underwent surgery after a car accident. When that surgery was botched, she underwent another surgery by Borden, which was also botched. Zubke was awarded a $990,000 settlement in a medical malpractice suit.

The Capital-Journal reports that though Dr. Borden has lost malpractice suits in South Dakota, Virgina and Washington, the Kansas healing art board has issued Dr. Borden a license to practice medicine. On his application for a license in Kansas, Borden denied negligence in his previous malpractice cases.

We concur with Marilyn Zubke who believes that a physician’s records concerning malpractice and discipline should be made public so that patients can make informed decisions.

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