KY Surgeon In Court For Allegedly Hitting Nurse - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

KY Surgeon In Court For Allegedly Hitting Nurse

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

A western Kentucky doctor has a date in court Monday morning. He was suspended for harassment when a nurse says he hit her.

Doctor Bruce MacDougal, a plastic surgeon at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, allegedly became upset when he couldn't access a piece of equipment for a procedure in the emergency department.

A nurse reportedly brought him the equipment, and that's when the nurse says he hit her in the back.

The incident allegedly occurred in front of several employees.

MacDougal is due in court at 9:00 Monday morning, to face the misdemeanor charge which carries a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $250 fine if convicted.

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