Unnecessary stents a problem

One medical malpractice story that’s been getting a lot of attention is the unnecessary use of stents in treating patients with clogged heart arteries. A recent example in Maryland involved a doctor who allegedly implanted hundreds of medically unnecessary cardiac stents, as reported in The (Baltimore) Sun.

The problem goes beyond the health and well being of the patients. There are also fraud issues involved as private insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid were charged for these unnecessary procedures. There are also allegations of stent manufacturers encouraging such behavior.

If you’ve had a stent procedure you owe it to yourself and others to find out whether it was medically necessary. Get started by visiting our site to get referred to a medical malpractice attorney who can help you.

This entry was posted on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at 7:01 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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