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Not Your Usual Doctor's License Suspension

Not Your Usual Doctor's License Suspension



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Published by Shirley Pigott MD
Some events leading up to the suspension of my medical license
Some events leading up to the suspension of my medical license

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Published by: Shirley Pigott MD on Jul 27, 2009
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By Craig Malisow inSpaced City Friday, Mar. 27 2009 @ 2:10PM
Not Your Usual Doctor's-License Suspension (ThisOne Includes a 107 MPH Cop Chase)
HairBalls reads many TexasMedical Board notices of license suspensions, and they usually involve doctors keepingpoor records or maybe poppinga few pills. But Thursday'sannouncement of thesuspension of Victoria doctorShirley Pigott's license was in aleague of its own.Pigott has had a long-standing beef with the Board -- she'saccused the Board of engagingin cover-ups and retribution,and perhaps most seriously, she once wrote that this continued persecution led to herhusband's suicide in January 2008.The alleged persecution reached a boiling point in September 2007, when Pigott wasarrest for evading a police officer who had pulled her over for speeding. (Pigott believesa former Board disciplinarian sicced the cops on her.)You can read Pigott's saga in herown words (including how she gunned the car to a sweet 107 mph to get away from theDPS officers)right here.This ultimately led to Pigott's arrest for felony assault on a police officer, according tothe Board's suspension order, which also states that Pigott "has made a number of falsestatements about being stalked by the Texas Department of Public Safety officers, andabout conspiracies among a number of state agencies, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas."The order also states that the Board's forensic psychiatrist evaluated Pigott and "hisimpression from the March 20, 2009, meeting was that she is more likely than notpsychotic and her judgment is seriously impaired by the psychosis....He determined thatshe appears to be destabilized and is a continuing threat to her patients and/or thepublic due to her impaired status." Apparently, Pigott is also quite the writer. According to the order, she's "writtennumerous e-mails regarding her mental conditions asociated with potential instability to various Texas legislators and to employees of select Texas state agencies. She also has
acknowledged that she could go 'berserk.'"Hair Balls hopes Pigott gets some rest.********************************************************************************************************
copasays: Whoa there, let's start at the beginning. You're saying you can hit 107 in a Prius?Posted On:Friday, Mar. 27 2009 @ 3:06PM
Shirley Pigott MDsays:Dear Copa, Yep, you surely can and I did, but there was burning rubber and the smell of a burning engine at 108 mph, which is why I slowed down to a mere 107.Now why would a sixty year old female doctor on her way to an out-of-state medical meeting be "fleeing"from a Texas Department of Public Safety officer at 107 mph?This particular female doctor had just had her right rear car window smashed in with the heavy flashlightof a berserk DPS officer with a history of shooting those evading arrest in the back and killing them. (OK,I'll admit it - I didn't know that at the time.) When I finally reached the "more lighted, populated area", Wharton city limits, where I was not in fear of my life, I stopped and was promptly arrested. I spent the night in the Wharton County jail. About midnight one of the two officers who chased me woke my husband of almost forty years out of asound sleep with the unsettling report, "we just arrested your wife who was clocked at 107 mph drivinglike a crazy woman high on drugs and, don't you worry, we will have her safe in jail in a little while; we aretesting her for drugs and alcohol as we speak".My Prius was then seized by the Wharton County District Attorney after he made a warrantless search of my private financial information. According to my former attorney, David Benning Smith of Victoria,Texas, Toyota Financial Services cheerfully told this bumbling snoop exactly what I owed on my car andconfirmed it was "worth seizing".Turns out that the US Supreme Court has ruled on the issue. In order to search a person's private financialinformation, the searcher needs a warrant. But first, there must be "probable cause" as to why he believeshe will find evidence of criminal activity or an honest judge won't issue one.The DA didn't have any such evidence, so he had no warrant. Thus, the "warrantless search". Attorney Smith wasn't highly motivated to defend my civil rights against unreasonable search and seizureeither. He told me, "The DA seized your car...because he could."Attorney Smith didn't do a thing to stopit.There's a lot more to this story than is evident from a Texas Medical Board attorney's "finding" that I am"mentally impaired". What doesn't meet the eye is dang rotten.

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