Maryland's First Class Action Suit Against St. Joseph Medical Center for Unnecessary Stent Procedures
Filed By Murphy P.A. & the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
Claim alleges doctor performed unnecessary cardiac catheterization procedures with stent placement and St. Joseph engaged in fraud, etc.
(Baltimore, MD - January 28, 2010) Murphy P.A. and the Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. of Baltimore have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of patients who underwent unnecessary invasive cardiac procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center. The suit contends that Dr. Mark Midei performed hundreds, if not thousands, of unnecessary cardiac stent procedures on patients as revealed by a federal investigation.
To ensure the immediate safety of patients, Murphy P.A. and the Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. have asked for an injunction:
- Stopping the hospital from performing any further cardiac catheterization procedures without third party peer review unless there is imminent need;
- Requiring the hospital to provide full medical insurance coverage to all of its patients who lost their health insurance or became uninsurable because of the performance of unnecessary cardiac catheterization procedures; and
- To pay the costs associated with the review of plaintiffs' catheterization procedures.
“This is the worst abuse of the public trust we have seen in recent memory by a hospital in which patients place their confidence in seeking care and treatment,” said William “Billy” Murphy.
Murphy added: “It is unfortunate that an institution such as St. Joseph, which has served so many people so well for so many years, would have allowed such a practice to have occurred.”
Contact: Lisa Bennett, 410-951-8811; 410-940-8590
About Murphy P.A.: Murphy P.A. is led by nationally known trial lawyer William H. Murphy, Jr. The firm specializes in complex civil litigation including commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, civil rights and class actions. Murphy P.A. is majority African-American owned and features a diverse group of attorneys with an extraordinary track record of success in jury verdicts, awards and settlements.
About the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.: The name of Peter G. Angelos has long been synonymous with service and success. As an attorney for over 40 years, he has devoted his professional life to representing those who have suffered damages by harmful products, professional malpractice, and personal injury. Peter Angelos is a defender of minority rights, a formidable opponent, and a tireless champion for Baltimore, his hometown. The Angelos firm was chosen by the State of Maryland to represent it in the landmark action against the tobacco industry which resulted in a multi-billion dollar settlement for the State.
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