Criminal charges have been filed against a Rochester Hills, Michigan physician who is said to have submitted false reimbursement claims for various medical services, including chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging scans, and several cancer and hematology treatments and procedures – all for patients who simply didn’t need them.
As reported in the Detroit News, Dr. Farid Fata and Michigan Hematology Oncology, P.C., a cancer care facility with multiple locations across Metropolitan Detroit, are the subject of an FBI investigation. Federal authorities believe that Fata and his corporation billed Medicare and Medicaid $35 million over a two-year period for various medically unnecessary items, such as administering chemotherapy unnecessarily to patients who were in remission, deliberately misdiagnosing patients as having cancer to justify unnecessary cancer treatment, and fabricating other diagnoses such as anemia and fatigue to justify unnecessary hematology treatments
Cases like these present multiple disturbing issues involving medical malpractice and federal False Claims violations, posing great risk to the public. Our attorneys represents patients injured as a result of medical negligence as well as courageous individuals that blow the whistle on doctors and others that seek to defraud the government at taxpayers’ expense.
To date, Sommers Schwartz has filed three lawsuits against Dr. Fata and his practice on behalf of patients who claim to have been harmed by his wrongful acts. If you were treated by Dr. Fata and suspect the medical services you received were unnecessary or caused injury, please contact us right away to discuss your situation.