A medical center recently announced they would pay $1.8 million to settle 100 civil medical malpractice lawsuits filed against one cardiologist. This cardiologist also faces federal medical fraud charges related to cardiac procedures he performed on patients.
This settlement follows a settlement with the Department of Justice for $1.9 million for the unnecessary procedures that were billed to federal and state health plans and a settlement with a class action lawsuit for $7.4 million. In 2006, this cardiologist was indicted on more than 90 counts of medical malpractice fraud for performing medically unnecessary cardiac procedures.
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