Doctor Unnecessarily Implants 585 Cardiac Stents

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

December 20, 2010 - Baltimore, MD - The New York Times reports that a doctor unnecessarily implanted cardiac stents in a number of patients. Dr. Mark Midei, a cardiologist from Baltimore, reportedly implanted 30 cardiac stents in just one day in August 2008. 

In addition, Abbot Laboratories, the manufacturer of these cardiac stents, rewarded Dr. Midei with a number of perks for being the leading doctor to implant these stents. Dr. Midei was also reaping other benefits from private insurance companies and Medicare.

As a result of an investigation, it was found that Dr. Midei may have unnecessarily implanted 585 cardiac stents between the years 2007 and 2009.
Lawsuits against the doctor and the hospital he worked at, St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland, have already begun.

The hospital has agreed to a $22 million fine for charges of illegal kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, Midei's practice, in exchange for patient referrals. While the hospital did not admit wrongdoing, it did issue a statement that monthly stent case reviews are now in place to prevent similar situations.

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, either through unnecessary surgeries or procedures, or some other form of medical negligence, a West Virginia medical malpractice attorney can advise you of your rights and legal options.

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