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Las Vegas urologist faces complaint in body fluid incident

Las Vegas urologist faces complaint in body fluid incident

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Oct 3, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The state medical board has filed a complaint against a Las Vegas urologist accused of squirting a patient's bodily fluid onto others during a surgery.

The three-count complaint filed against Dr. Avi Chaim Weiss on Sept. 26 says his actions bring the medical profession into disrepute.

Investigators say Weiss was performing an operation on a 76-year-old man last January when he intentionally squirted fluids from the patient's scrotum into the air and onto others multiple times.

The board says he didn't mention the incident in his report about the operation.

Weiss issued a statement Thursday saying the complaint was based on a misunderstanding. He said any splashing was an unintended consequence of doing a thorough job in the surgical procedure, and added that he plans to aggressively contest the complaint.

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