View Full Version : The heat is still on!!

08-05-2005, 08:32 PM

Me thinks JM is going to be under the spotlight for quite some time

08-05-2005, 08:39 PM

Me thinks JM is going to be under the spotlight for quite some time

only if he can still see the light under all of that pile $h_t that we has been building for the past couple of years. :rant:

08-05-2005, 08:42 PM
I can't help but think that the Dental/Dentist board may review his practice. Enough inquiries and I would think they would be required to look into the matter. Given the press coverage this has received probably alot of past customers of JM who are disgruntled may feel they have a reason to complain now. I wonder if Jim will leave town and relocate. For his kids sake, I think this is what would be needed

08-05-2005, 09:28 PM
I hope he gets everything he deserves, feel bad for his family though..

08-05-2005, 09:41 PM
I can't imagine how his wife will manage to keep her job as a DA. Seems like there are some real ethical violations here with the tax issues, etc... I am sure she is under real scrutiny here.

08-06-2005, 09:50 AM
Did anyone know that Michaels is not his original last name...he changed it along time ago. It used to be McKowski (spelling?).

Edit: Had a link but it was incorrect.

08-06-2005, 12:46 PM
Also here is the link to his court case when he left a file in a patients mouth.
http://wcca.wicourts.gov/caseDetails.do;jsessionid=E72F6C85BB5AF1B121C5EFC1 6CE7FCF4.render3?caseNo=2004SC002147&countyNo=67&cacheId=CEDA7B42B6E3D0467AB4E33ED382A985&recordCount=69&offset=2

Hmmm... the case cited here is actually a Small Claims Court case where Dr. Michaels was the plaintiff...appears to be just him filing a small claims action against a non-paying customer. He has several of those. Looking HERE (http://wcca.wicourts.gov/pager.do;jsessionid=043BC4AA71F2EE678B1A62D4FD0E04 34.render3?cacheId=9EFCCFDFB37D54A3E8CF052EB7CDAB0 5&offset=0&sortColumn=0&sortDirection=DESC) , you'll see that the only cases against him are a couple of traffic citations and a suit from an excavating company in 1999 (building a lake?).

I don't see any malpractice cases filed against him. My guess is that the patient with the retained broken-off endodontic file in his tooth for 2 years didn't sue for malpractice. Probably filed a claim with JM's malpractice insurance company, they settled, and the dental licensing board got wind of it that way since all such settlements over a certain amount have to be reported to the board. Regarding his dental license, that case is the only sanction the licensing board has levied against him. At 750 root canals per year, that's pretty remarkable. In fact, the Wisconsin Dental Licensing Board noted his "high volume of root canals with minimal complications" as part of the "Findings of Fact" in the case resolution. They only fined him $400 - a pittance.

08-06-2005, 01:27 PM
I must have read that wrong.

I did find it interesting on the name change. I'll see what else i can pull up on the guy.

I am currently in the Dousman area and every single paper has an article its over the news, its crazy.