Former Cody Neurosurgeon Facing More Troubles
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 7, 2017
A former Cody doctor is making news again – for practicing medicine in a VA clinic in Iowa after his Wyoming license had been revoked.
Neurosurgeon John Schneider resigned from the Iowa City VA hospital last week after the national newspaper USA Today published an investigative piece on how the Veterans Affairs Commission was hiring doctors whose licenses had been revoked in other states.
Schneider’s license was revoked in Wyoming after the death of one of his patients in Cody. This was not an isolated incident, however – he accumulated more than a dozen malpractice claims in two states, alleging that he made surgical mistakes that left patients maimed or paralyzed. Despite those claims, Schneider’s license was not revoked in Montana – and based on that license, the VA hospital in Iowa City hired him in April. That’s according to the article in USA Today.
Schneider’s track record has continued, though – the article states that several of his patients in Iowa have suffered complications from surgery and one 65 year old veteran died in August after a series of brain surgeries went wrong.
But that’s not the only trouble Schneider is currently facing. The Powell Tribune reports that federal authorities in Montana have charged him with five felonies, accusing Schneider of concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets after he declared bankruptcy in 2014.