Medical Malpractice Case Confirms Numerous Patients Were Unnecessarily Prescribed Dangerous Medication

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Recently, a story broke in Detroit, Michigan about a group of individuals that exploited patients in order to conduct a $200 million scheme under a facade of authentic medical care. Needless to say, much suffering and heartache was caused by this deception, particularly since medical malpractice was committed, and patients were prescribed unnecessary harmful and addictive prescriptions. Sadly, it is becoming apparent that this type of problem is spread far and wide across our nation.

The Deception

The corrupt group of individuals had a complex plan to make lots of money illegally that involved purposely prescribing the wrong medications (involving opiates and joint injections) to their patients. They even sent their patients to third-party home health agencies, laboratories, and diagnostic providers that were in on the con even though there actually was no real reason for patients to engage in the additional services, such as urine testing. These crooked practices were centered around abusing our country’s Medicare system and the many patients that legitimately relied upon it.  

Abdul Haq (age 72) acted as what appears to be a straw owner of a string of pain clinics so that Mashiyat Rashid (a non-physician, age 37) could illegally manage/own the facilities called Tri-County Network. Yasser Mozeb (age 35) was the office manager of the Detroit, Michigan Tri-County Network clinic, and he bribed people, paid off people with illegal kickbacks, and conspired with his physicians (Pappas, Betro, Omar, Zahoor and others) to prescribe narcotics to individuals already struggling with addiction. It is possible more are involved.

Sadly, medical malpractice is not uncommon, and this is not the only way that it takes place. If you believe you might be dealing with medical practice, or if someone you care about is facing consequences of this, it is important to understand more about it and what your options are.

What is Medical Malpractice?

The truth is, medical malpractice is the 3rd leading cause of death. Unfortunately, it is happening every day to trusting and vulnerable individuals seeking medical care. Sometimes it is on purpose, sometimes it is due to exhausted and overworked medical staff. Whatever the reason may be for it happening, the patient is the one that suffers the consequences. There are many ways to go about getting justice and compensation, and legal counsel can help you determine the best way to go about it.

The most common types of medical malpractice are:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Childbirth injuries
    In fact, some (not all) cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, and paralysis are actually caused by the negligence of medical staff.
  • Medication Errors
  • Anesthesia Error
  • Surgery Errors

Basically, if medical staff was not mindful about taking actions with the patients best interest in mind, and if they acted in some kind of negligent way in regards to diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or other related services, then they have committed medical malpractice. If the patient was injured or harmed, then filing a medical practice claim can hold the health professionals accountable and also help the patient recover whatever compensation is due to them to help cover medical costs as well as pain and suffering.

Get Legal Help

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be daunting, and you can rest assured that the medical party will either have a strong lawyer to represent them against you or else be quite seasoned in procedures aimed at getting you to settle for less than you deserve. For this reason, it is wise to have a lawyer to help guide you through this process and strengthen your chances for a successful outcome that will get your life back on track in the best way possible. It takes more to prove medical negligence than simply experiencing pain and suffering after seeking medical care. Click here to find a lawyer in your area and get your life back on track in the best way possible.


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