Medical License Suspended In Girl’s Death
August 31, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Georgia has suspended the license of a physician’s assistant who allegedly gave a 5-year-old girl a fatal overdose of an anesthetic in treating her broken arm.
The Georgia Composite Medical Board order suspending the license of physician’s assistant Allan Imes, co-owner of the Family Medical Clinic in McDonough, said Imes gave Kensley Kirby a lethal dose of anesthesia during a procedure he wasn’t allowed to do, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Tuesday.
The Henry County coroner confirmed the girl died from an overdose of a local anesthetic called Lidocaine.
The Medical Board suspended Imes’ license for injecting Kirby with three times the recommended dose of the anesthetic for someone her size and performing an unauthorized procedure on Kirby’s broken arm.
“When a case rises to a level such as this one did, then the board felt compelled to act,” said Jeffrey Lane, an investigator for the medical board.
“When the board feels there’s an imminent threat, the law provides the board to issue a summary suspension prior to any legal proceedings,” Lane said.
Allan Imes does have the right to a hearing before the medical board to try to get his license back, WSB-TV reported.