Yesterday was day three in the trial of Dr. Charles Szyman. Dr. Timothy King, a pain specialist and anesthesiologist, took the stand and stated, “It is not easy being a doctor and it is not easy to be a pain doctor … it is put upon us to be proactive and to practice universal precautions … because if we don’t, the consequences are huge.” King was asked to review multiple patient files from Szyman’s pain clinic, including that of Heidi Buretta, a Manitowoc woman who died in December 2014 from mixed drug intoxication. King concluded from Buretta’s files that she was inappropriately treated for 10 years by Szyman. Despite no improvement of her pain and despite additional health conditions, Szyman prescribed 11,000 mg of morphine-equivalent medications per day. The drug trafficking trial is now expected to last through Friday.