NEWS SOURCE: NEWYORKPOST.COM
A prominent Manhattan surgeon – best known for treating Bono – had been stripped of his privileges to practice at New York-Presbyterian Hospital just days before his apparent suicide, a law enforcement source told The Post.
Dr. Dean Lorich was told Friday he would be persona non grata at the landmark Upper East Hospital – and he was found dead inside his Manhattan apartment on Sunday with a self-inflicted stab wound, according to a source “It was a big deal” to lose his spot at New York-Presbyterian, a law enforcement source said.
As of late Monday night, Lorich was still listed on staff on the hospital’s website.
It’s believed Lorich backed the wrong horse in a political battle within the hospital, leading to his ouster, the source said.
A hospital spokeswoman declined comment Monday night on the doctor’s status at New York-Presbyterian.
She would only refer to a hospital statement made Sunday night, confirming Lorich’s death: “We mourn this tragic development and extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Lorich’s family, friends and patients.” Lorich is best known for performing surgery on Bono after the U2 frontman lost control of his bike in Central Park, suffering multiple fractures in 2014.
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NEWS SOURCE: NEWYORKPOST.COM
The prominent Manhattan surgeon found dead in his Upper East Side apartment Sunday with a knife sticking out of his chest was sued last year by a former Giants running back who claimed the doctor ended his football career.
Dr. Dean Lorich, who gained fame for treating U2 frontman Bono after his 2014 bike accident, performed surgery on Michael Cox, now 29, after he suffered a broken leg during a Nov. 9, 2014, game in Seattle, according to the ex-player’s lawyer, Steven North.
The doctor, who was associate director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, mended Cox’s fibula — but didn’t fix one of his damaged ankle bones, North alleged. “We maintain that it should have been repaired before it got worse, and it wasn’t,” the lawyer said.
Cox filed suit against Lorich, the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in May 2016, seeking unspecified damages. “Lorich and his agents, servants and employees were negligent and careless by failing to provide proper medical and surgical, care, services, diagnosis, evaluation, assistance, and treatment to Michael Cox,” the lawsuit says.
On Sunday afternoon, Lorich, 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of the family’s Park Avenue home with a knife stuck in his chest, police said.
There were no signs of forced entry and police sources said it appeared to be a suicide.