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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pierce update

Posted By on Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Dr. Trent Pierce is in stable condition at The Med hospital in Memphis, Dr. Joseph Beck told the members of the state Medical Board this morning. The board is holding its regular bi-monthly meeting today and tomorrow. Pierce is the chairman of the board.

Beck said Pierce, who was injurid yesterday morning when a bomb went off near his car in his driveway at his West Memphis home, is conscious and responsive. Doctors have removed shrapnel to his face and body. Doctors hope they have saved his right eye; his left was blinded in the blast. His severe burns have required that he undergo a tracheostomy. 

FBI and ATF agents are taking members out of the meeting today one by one for interviews.

Board lawyer Bill Trice noted yesterday that, while he could not imagine anyone wanting to hurt Pierce, the doctor does head a board that disciplines doctors and sometimes, in the worst cases, pulls licenses, thus taking away the ability to earn a living as a physician.

PS: Reader asks if there have been other bombings in these parts. Yes. Here's one in 1987 in Texarkana of a medical company exec.

-- Leslie Newell Peacock


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