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First Patient Lawsuits Against Spine Doctor Begin
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- Even though he left the country the first of more than 160 patient lawsuits against a local spine surgeon went to trial Monday in Hamilton County court.
Doctor Atiq Durrani is accused of persuading patients to undergo millions of dollars in medical procedures they didn't need. He's also charged with health care fraud in federal court.
Durrani fled the United States last month, after both Ohio and Kentucky suspended his medical license.