Category: Stent Claims

$37M Settlement Of Maryland Stent Claims Announced

It has been reported that upwards of 273 former patients of a Baltimore hospital and its former cardiologist will receive at least $134,000 each (before attorneys’ fees and costs are deducted) to settle their claims against the hospital that alleged that the…
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Kentucky Heart Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed

On March 4, 2014, two Kentucky medical malpractice lawsuits were filed on behalf of more than 500 plaintiffs against Kentucky’s King’s Daughters Medical Center (“KDMC”), a recently retired heart surgeon for whom the hospital’s heart institute was named, and other defendants….
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California Appellate Court Holds That Biliary Stent Is A Foreign Object

On May 24, 1996, surgeons implanted a stent in the plaintiff’s bile duct during emergency abdominal surgery, following the man suffering a serious gunshot wound. The plaintiff alleged that he was unaware of the implanted stent until August 10, 2010, when he sought medical treatment for abdominal pain and…
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Kentucky Hospital Settles Unnecessary Stent Claims

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky announced on January 28, 2014 that a Kentucky hospital has agreed to pay the United States $16.5 million to resolve civil claims that it submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare and to Kentucky…
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Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Verdict Overturned For Lack Of Proper Expert Testimony

On February 7, 2014, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (“Superior Court”) overturned a Pennsylvania medical malpractice jury’s verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The jury had awarded damages in the amount of $365,500 to the plaintiff in her capacity as the executrix…
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Missouri Veteran Receives $8.3M Settlement For VA Malpractice

A retired 43-year-old U.S. Army veteran and long-time postal worker from St. Louis, Missouri had a cardiac stent implanted at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri during February 2009, after he experienced chest pain. The stent was implanted by using a catheter…
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Kentucky Former Cardiologist To Be Sentenced In Stent Fraud Scheme

On June 4, 2013, a former cardiologist in Kentucky pleaded guilty to health care fraud for submitting a claim for an unnecessary cardiac stent procedure that was billed to Medicaid. The 51-year-old cardiologist admitted that he lied about the severity of…
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Maryland Stent Case Settled

A Maryland medical malpractice case filed by 21 medical malpractice plaintiffs against a former Maryland stent doctor and the hospital where he allegedly performed unnecessary cardiac stent procedures has settled. The Maryland medical malpractice trial had started on April 1,…
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Maryland Stent Doctor’s Criminal Conviction Upheld

In its written opinion filed on April 23, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the conviction of a former Maryland cardiologist convicted of implanting medically unnecessary stents in cardiac patients in Maryland. The Maryland interventional…
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Ohio Hospital And Cardiology Group Agree To Settle Unnnecessary Angioplasty/Stent Allegations

On January 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement of claims against an Ohio hospital and a group of cardiologists who allegedly performed unnecessary angioplasties and stent placements in patients at the hospital. The hospital, EMH Regional Medical Center…
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