I-TEAM: Documents show hospital trying to distance itself from former Jacksonville surgeon facing malpractice lawsuits

Dozens of patients claim Dr. David Heekin operated on them after he’d been diagnosed with a progressive neurological condition that caused him to slur his speech and lose his balance leading to the alleged malpractice. Plaintiffs allege the hospital knew of his condition and still allowed him to perform surgeries. Now, according to documents that we’ve obtained, the hospital is now trying to distance itself from the doctor.