What you don't know about your medical providers might
Robert Tibesar who is responsible for MSG Kinamon's death is currently an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota
and practicing at Pediatric ENT Associates in the Children's Specialty Center at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis,
Federal law requires civilian
hospitals, insurance companies and HMOs to report all payments made on behalf of doctors in malpractice cases. The law doesn't
hold the military to the same standard, and many military doctors aren't reported simply because they committed the malpractice
while in the armed services.
Dayton Daily News, October 9, 1997
"The military doesn't warn the public of doctors
whose mistakes cause injuries and even death. More than 75 military medical facilities never reported a doctor for medical
malpractice to a database created by Congress in 1990 to protect the public from problem doctors. Those same facilities were
the targets of claims alleging more than 1,000 incidents of medical malpractice, several involving deaths."
Daily News, October 5, 1997
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice