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Doctor on trial for unnecessary surgeries

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- A local doctor accused of doing surgery patients did not need was put on trial in one of many lawsuits he could be facing.

Jury selection began Monday, August 11th, 2014 in a civil trial against Doctor Atiq Durrani in Butler County.  More than 170 former patients sued Durrani.  They claimed the spine surgeon performed unnecessary procedures.
He was also charged with health care fraud in federal court.  This trial involved one of nearly 300 lawsuits brought against Durrani.
The suit also claimed West Chester Hospital and UC Health were liable because they should have known about the unnecessary operations.

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