The Texas Medical Board has rejected claims that Dr. Evan Matshes practiced medicine without a license along side Dr. Sam Andrews in the Lubbock Medical Examiners Office. The Medical Board has said they will take no action on the claims.
The Medical Board began an investigation into the Medical Examinors Office, Dr. Andrews and Dr. Matshes in February. As part of the investigation they reviewed records of Dr. Andrews including his credentials, patient care issues, employment records and two autopsy records.
The Medical Board investigation prompted the Lubbock District Attorney to ask the Texas Rangers to conduct a thorough investigation into the office. Shortly after a former employee came forward accusing Andrews and Matshes of practicing without a license. She filed a suit against the Medical Examiners office, Dr Andrews and Dr. Matshes claiming she was fired because she reported the doctors to the Medical Board. That lawsuit was thrown out by the judge on Monday. The judge claimed she could not produce sufficient evidence to back up the claims.