South Shore Surgeon Involved in $13M Lawsuit Resigns

South Shore Hospital surgeon, Dr. Ambrus, defendant in a Lubin & Meyer $13M verdict, resigns his license amid further investigation into his practice

July 26, 2017

A surgeon at South Shore Hospital — who lost a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2014 has resigned permanently according to a report in the Patriot Ledger Times on July 20, 2017.

Dr. Peter Ambrus, who was found negligent by a jury in 2014 in a medical malpractice trial involving a man who died following a tonsillectomy, has resigned amid an investigation into his surgical practices.

In that trial, Lubin & Meyer attorney Robert M. Higgins represented the widow of Eric Price, who was a 38-year-old father of two children, when he underwent four throat surgeries by Dr. Ambrus.

Two days after surgery, the patient experience uncontrolled bleeding and died abruptly.

According the Patriot Ledger article:

"The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine had been investigating complaints that he 'provided patients with substandard surgical care,' according to Gerard Dolan, the state organization’s general council.

Dolan wrote in an email ... that when there’s an open investigation into a physician, as there was into Ambrus, the doctor can resign their license and end the investigation."

For more information on the 2014 trial, please see our trial report: $13M Verdict in Tonsillectomy Death.

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