On July 26, 2017 KFDM’s Angel San Juan aired his investigative story about the Nederland Clinic, Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness. San Juan’s story featured an interview with Provost Umphrey’s Christopher Kirchmer, the attorney representing two families hoping to sue Optimum.
San Juan also interviewed Dr. Amy Townsend, a doctor concerned with the course of treatment being prescribed at Optimum. According to Townsend, Optimum prescribes testosterone, even when patients are not deficient in testosterone. Additionally, Kings Pharmacy in Port Arthur has stopped filling prescriptions from Optimum due to concern about the dose levels being prescribed, states Kirchmer.
“The reason we got involved in these cases and started reviewing them is because we got calls from concerned people in the healthcare community in the Jefferson County area and we don't normally handle medical malpractice cases, but because of the volume of calls we got from concerned medical providers, we decided to review them," says Kirchmer.
Kirchmer handles all pharmaceutical and medical device product liability for Provost Umphrey Law Firm. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is currently serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committees for both the Bard IVC Filter litigation and the Cook IVC Filter litigation.
Watch the full story and interview with Kirchmer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWE71E1IV4&t=1s