1.Passage of new legislation in 2007 outlawingunethical conflicts of interestbyboardmembers of the Texas Medical Board. (This new lawforcedDr. Millertoresignfromthe TMB)2.Pending lawsuit in federal court inAustin,wherein theAssociation ofAmericanPhysicians & Surgeons is suing the Texas Medical Board. (Dr. Miller’s conduct while a board member will bereviewed in this lawsuit)3.Resignation ofDr. Don Patrick, the Executive Director of theTexasMedicalBoard.4.Current investigationof the conduct of the Texas Medical Boardand itsboardmembers by the Texas Legislature.Intensity of Dr. Miller’sAngerToward Dr. PigottThe intensity of Dr. Miller’sangerandretaliationtowardDr. Pigott isdue to Dr.Pigott’s successas a whistle blower in wreckingDr. Miller’s“gold mine”andDr. Pigott’s acts as a whistle blower concerningcriminal conduct byDr. Miller’s nurseand family member.Dr. Miller’s“Gold Mine”Prior to Dr. Miller’s forced resignation fromtheTMB, aprimarysource of hisincomewas from
expert witness fees
fortestifying against doctors andhospitals in medical malpractice cases.Lawyers suing doctors orhospitalssought out Dr. Miller’stestimony, which was alwaysthat thedoctor orthehospital was negligent.Dr.Miller’s opinion was extra valuable since Dr. Millerwason the Texas Medical Board and Director of the Disciplinary Committee. He was“
;”he set the standardsrequired of doctors and hospitals. Dr. Millerwas able to pack his schedulewithexpert witness jobs; able to chargelarge fees; able to makelotsof money.Dr. Miller created a“goldmine”by unethicallyusing his position with the Texas Medical Board.Before 2007,Dr. Miller was criticized forhaving a conflict of interestbyactingas a witnessagainst doctors and hospitals, while being on the TMB.Although the conflict ofinterest wasclear and obvious, Dr. Miller refused to correct hisimproper conduct. Only afterthe TexasLegislature and the Governor of Texasdeclared,in 2007,thatDr. Miller’sconduct wasillegaldidDr. Millerresignfrom the TMB on August 30, 2007.
Dr. Pigott provided theTexaslegislaturewithinformationthatled to the new law thatoutlawed Dr. Miller’s“Gold Mine.”(Attached:TexasMedical Board Watch, Keith MillerMD, Conflict of Interest; Red Devil Award)
Dr. Miller’s Nurse(Bridget Hughes)Bridget Hughes worked for Dr. Craig McMullenin 2004 and 2005. During this time,NurseHughes,for her own use,forged Dr. McMullen’s name to more than 50 prescriptions for narcotics.This was a crime in violation of the ControlledSubstance Act. When Dr. McMullendiscovered her crimes,he fired Nurse Hughes.