Eric Deters Recovering from Surgery for a Bacterial Infection on his left arm.

Deters, 50, of Independence was transferred to the Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center after two surgeries earlier this week at St. Elizabeth Edgewood failed to stop the spread of the infection.

Chuck Holbrook, an investigator for Eric Deters Attorney at Law, said doctors are confident the latest surgery will stop the spread of the infection. Holbrook said doctors got to the infection before it spread to the bone and the prognosis is good.

“The doctors are puzzled,” Holbrook said. “They don’t know how it was contracted.”

“To all my clients, friends and family, thanks for all your prayers and support,” Deters wrote in a text from the hospital. “Overwhelmed with your kindness.

“Hopefully I’ll be good as new soon.”

Deters is currently serving a 60-day suspension from the practice of law in Kentucky for violating the state’s code of conduct for lawyers. Deters’ website states he can still practice in Ohio.

Deters was scheduled Tuesday to argue before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals but that was canceled because because of his illness. He is representing former Gallatin County lawyer Meredith “Larry” Lawrence in his appeal of a 2012 conviction for evading federal taxes.

Holbrook said the staff of Deters’ firm was handling texts, emails and phone calls to Deters. Updates are being posted to Deters’ Facebook page.

“We are still in open and conducting business,” Holbrook said

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