STATES CHRONICLE – Robert Sears, the doctor who openly opposed vaccination is now facing criminal charges, the Medical Board accusing him of gross negligence in his treatment and care. The California doctor is facing the possible suspension of his medical license.
Dr. Robert Sears, Orange County resident, and practitioner was first brought to the public attention due to the controversy surrounding his book, The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child. In this book, Sears introduced the idea of an alternative vaccine schedule arguing that the current one is faulty.
His work brought him the praise of parents who oppose the current vaccination schedule. His popularity grew once the idea that vaccination causes autism spread among Californian parents.
However, his alternative vaccination methods were not approved by the Medical Board before he started applying it to his patients, awaking the wrath of the California Medical Board who accused him of acting “grossly negligent in his care and treatment.”
It seems that the parents of one of his patients decided to press charges after his alternative vaccination method failed. Now, the Californian pediatrician is facing a hearing before the Medical Board. The first meeting will take place on September 20.
In the case in which the two parties are unable to reach a settlement, the matter will be moved to a judge of the administrative law. After that, the appointed judge will make a decision based on the information provided by the medical board.
The parents of the victim decided to complain because Sears recommended them to stop vaccinating their child after the toddler experienced a “severe” reaction to an earlier vaccine. The complaint was registered on September 2, current year.
According to the board, Sears was not in possession of enough information, so he was not in the position to make such a risky recommendation.
Currently, Sears is being accused of multiple accounts of negligence. Some of the accusations include not taking basic information before treating the child, not conducting any sorts of neurological testing after the patient complained of recurrent headaches, not keeping adequate medical records, and failing to keep a copy of the presumed letter that exempted the patient from any sorts of further vaccination.
Sears is facing disciplinary measures that include the suspension or removal of his medical license.
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