Imagine being a small child with a possibly life-threatening condition. Now imagine undergoing surgery and being permanently disfigured and, ultimately, paralyzed. That is exactly what happened to a child under Ben Carson’s care.
Ben Carson, the GOP candidate and retired neurosurgeon, is being called a liar by a former patient. The woman, Karly Bailey, claims that Carson ruined her life with a botched surgery.
According to Bailey, she was operated on by Carson in 1995 when she was just 9 years old. The woman says that her family repeatedly asked Carson to partially remove the growth because of its proximity to her brain stem. Carson did not concede to the family’s wishes and, instead, removed the tumor in its entirety.
Bailey, now 27, is paralyzed on her right side. She also suffers with vertical nystagmus which leaves her dizzy. During her childhood, Carson’s surgery left the girl the victim of bullies due to her disfiguration. Often called a “freak” because of the appearance she was left with after the surgery, Bailey not only had to ignore the attacks and taunts of bullies, but had to learn to write again with her left hand.
The woman alleges that Carson intentionally misstated facts in his sworn affidavit. It is Bailey’s belief that this was done to cover up medical mistakes. Carson’s representatives have not commented on the accusations, nor has Carson himself.
“I regret ever having met him. I wish I didn’t,” said Bailey.
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