Ex-Patient Of Ben Carson Says She Regrets 'Ever Having Met Him'

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Nov. 6 2015, Updated 10:17 a.m. ET

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Karly Bailey, a one-time patient of Ben Carson, called the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate a "liar," adding "I regret ever having met him — I wish I didn't."

The 27-year-old Bailey, speaking with TheWrap, said that his poor work on her brain tumor 20 years ago — most notably that he went against her parents' requests — ended up with poor results she has to deal with the rest of her life.

"The general public does not know who Ben Carson is," she said. "I want them to know the kind of person he is. I used to ride horses. I was good at it — after the operation, I couldn't even stand up."

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Karly's father John Bailey told the outlet that letting his daughter go under the knife at Carson's hands was "the worst decision of his life," as he told Carson they didn't want the entire brain tumor removed, so as not to come too close to the young girl's brain stem.

"I made when I agreed to let him operate on my daughter," her father John Bailey told the outlet, adding that Carson's work left Karly with paralysis on the right side of her body, and vertical nystagmus, which is a condition that brings serious dizziness to those afflicted with it.

The surgery also caused some disfigurement to Karly, which led to bullying in school, her father said.

"She was called a freak because of her face — she had to learn how to write with her left hand," he told the outlet, noting that an affidavit Carson gave about the surgery contained "misstatements."

The family was involved in six years of litigation against Johns Hopkins Hospital and the controversial Republican politician that was dismissed this past summer.

Carson told Fox News the Baileys have "been threatening for years.

"They said, somehow, 'You guys have got to pay us money, or we're going to the media, and we're going to ruin your career,'" he said. "What a bunch of crap. I don't bother with that stuff."

The National ENQUIRER was first to report that Carson has been the target of six malpractice lawsuits in his time as a medical professional.


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