Wednesday, February 25, 2015
As the federal government’s criminal case proceeds, Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky, Robert Sickels, and Jay Yasso have brought medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of ten patients claiming to have been injured by Dr. Aria’s Sabit’s allegedly illicit activities.
The Detroit News, WDIV television, and other local and national news outlets have reported that Sabit performed 200 unnecessary back surgeries on elderly patients in California resulting in infections and at least one death. In 2011, he moved his practice to Southfield, Michigan, where it is believed he used various businesses and medical practices such as Michigan Brain & Spine Physicians Group to perpetuate the alleged fraudulent scheme.
The lawsuits filed in Michigan by Sommers Schwartz claim that Sabit either misled the plaintiffs into thinking he had performed lumbar spinal fusions when in fact he did not, or that he negligently recommended or performed their surgeries, causing injuries and hardship or making the plaintiffs’ existing injuries worse. The hospitals and clinic where he conducted the procedures have also been named.
For more about Dr. Sabit and the pending medical malpractice actions, please read this post on our blog.