Medical Board Accuses Second Doctor In Medspa Death

The North Carolina Medical Board filed unprofessional conduct charges Thursday against a doctor who headed a laser hair removal clinic where a student died last year.

Shiri Berg, a 22-year-old North Carolina State University student, died of a Lidocaine overdose Jan. 5, 2005, after she applied a powerful anesthetic gel to her legs in preparation for a laser treatment at Premier Body Laser and Skin Clinic, in Cary.

The medical board alleged that Dr. Samuel Wurster, the former director at Premier Body, acted improperly by authorizing Triangle Pharmacy to blend the prescription-strength gel and then permitting the laser clinic to distribute the gel to patients without a physician taking a medical history or giving a physical examination...Link to the entire story.