Well-known heart surgeon Dr. Marc Midei has lost his license after being found to have performed hundreds of unnecessary surgeries on his patients by the Maryland Board of Physicians. It turns out that they really need juris doctors.
The 88-page report from the Maryland Board of Physicians would seem to describe not just malpractice but criminal conduct. St. Joseph Medical Center notified 585 people that they have been given unnecessarily surgeries.
The State Board of Physicians found in 4 of the 5 cases reviewed showed signs of fabrication.
The board also found that Midei fabricated results to show blockages to justify surgery. Why isn’t this a criminal matter? If I cut open someone, it is at a minimum assault and battery. If a doctor knowingly fabricated data to justify a surgery, it is just an administrative problem?
Midei and St. Joseph’s now face 181 lawsuits.
Source: Baltimore Sun