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ONLY ON 3: Doctor accused of writing prescription after car accident

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - It was a car accident that left two people in pain. But instead of an accident report and insurance info, the victims say they wound up with a prescription for percocet from the driver who hit them.

Dennis Holmes still has back pain from a car accident in January. He claims Dr Justin Broughton hit him and pleaded with him not to call 911.

"He was like, 'Please, please, you guys. Please don't call the police on me. I've got a driving record right now. whatever it is i can do for y'all, i'll do. you know, i'm a doctor.'"

We pulled Dr. Broughton's record, and sure enough, numerous speeding citations date back more then 20 years.
The most recent, driving 50 in a 25 mile per hour zone. Holmes says he trusted the doctor, so he decided not to call the police.

"He told us to follow him to his doctor's office to check our blood pressure and stuff. He wrote us a prescription for percocet 10s and sent us out the door," recounted Holmes.

After taking a pill, Holmes got sick.

"I had hives. I was breaking out in a sweat, and I flushed the pills down the commode. I think it's kinda bad. People can od off this stuff. That's how the prescription pills get on the street."

Since then, Holmes says Broughton paid for the damage to his car, but as for his pain...

"I thought, he's a doctor, he really will take care of us. Now, here I am getting screwed, and he won't give me nothing. He's saying he don't have to do nothing for us."

Instead, Broughton has directed Holmes to his attorney, but all Holmes gets when he calls is a voicemail with no name.

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See, the proof

This is Obama care! Get use to it!

They are swarming

all of those blood sucking attorneys will drool over the opportunity to represent either of the injured parties.

Sadly for the Good Doctor, he has given his insurance company an out; and releived them of any responsibility for the accident or damages.

In North Carolina, judgements are good for 20 years; and if unsatisfied can be renewed for an additional 20 years.

For the next 40 years, he could be working for these injured folks and their attorneys. His actions also place all of his personal assets at risk to cover the judgements which will surely be coming.

Causes one to wonder why Doctors can act with such arrogance.

That does not even consider possible actions by the state licensing Board or criminal charges which he may face.

sleaze

This Dr. should have his licence pulled. Dr. works at a weight loss joint. Must not be a very good Dr if that is the only gig he could get....obviously.

This happened in January and

This happened in January and you're just now bringing it to light? Sounds like somebody is after a fast buck.

Yes

Yes it is kind of odd it is coming up now. And though I don't agree with what the doctor did by any means, it took two parties to make this decision. These people chose not to report it to the insurance company, chose to take the percocet instead, and are now crying about it. If the truth is known, they probably want more drugs and he won't give it to them

ANNE

I AGREE 100%. THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE CHECKED OUT TO.WHY DIDN'T THEY GO TO THE HOSP. TO BE CHECKED OUT FOR INJURIES IF THEY WERE IN SUCH PAIN. OR EVEN GO TO THEIR OWN DRS. FOR CARE? JUST LOOKING FOR A FAST BUCK AFTER TALKING TO FRIENDS.

More to this story...

This doctor was clearly in the wrong and very stupid but I totally believe that there is more to this story. Did the "victim" seek care when he got violently ill from the Percocet???? Did he really toss the evidence down the toilet?? Is the bottom line that they tried to get more drugs from this fool of a "doctor" and he wouldn't give them any more? Is extortion at play here? Before giving a voice to this sue happy culture of ours I say that the media should use a little "street smarts" and caution in reporting this type of story. For me it is hard to clearly see exactly who the true "victim" is.

It ain't the hypocritical oath!

That oath this doctor took I'm sure includes protection and preservation of life: how does that explain his many speeding tickets? Putting others' lives in danger because he's too important to abide by the laws. Please judge take this man's licenses... both of them.