“Dr. Death” is a podcast that’s so disturbing you want to turn it off, but you can’t because it’s so compelling.
It tells the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who botched back surgeries from his base at Dallas Medical Center and Baylor Plano.
Part of the true horror story takes place at the former University General Hospital on South Hampton Road.
The first episode tells the story of Shirley Mock of Garland. Duntsch operated on her spine when she was 71 in 2012, and he soon after convinced her that she needed an immediate emergency surgery at “South Hampton hospital.” Duntsch told Mock and her husband that it had the “most modern equipment.”
They arrived for the surgery, and “it looked like the place should’ve been condemned 20 years sooner,” Brandon Mock says.
The second surgery took six hours, and Duntsch butchered Shirley Mock’s spinal column, mangling nerves and leaving behind bone fragments and screws punched into flesh. She woke up in such pain that she thought she was dying, and no medication could help.
The ghastly story of Dr. Duntsch, who is now in prison, is being made into a TV series. Jamie Dorman, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater will star in the series, which is being shopped around to networks and streaming services, Variety reports.