Monday, October 11, 2010

Baltimore hospital hit with 104 lawsuits alleging unessessary stenting (USA)

'The St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) in Baltimore has been slapped with 104 lawsuits, all which accuse Mark Midei, MD, former cardiologist at the facility, of committing medical negligence after it was found that he may have implanted hundreds of unnecessary stents in cardiac patients. Earlier this year, 585 patients received word from SJMC that their cardiac stent procedures may have been unwarranted and a 19-page lawsuit was filed in Baltimore by Murphy PA and the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, PC, against Midei. On Sept. 30, attorney Jay Miller and his firm Miller, Murtha & Psoras in Lutherville, Md., filed the suits against SJMC. “The lawsuits were filed because of St. Joseph’s absolute refusal to be fair to the very patients they sent letters to informing them that they had a stent placed that was not needed,” Miller said in a press statement" - TriMed Media Group

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