A Michigan oncologist has been charged with giving $35 million in needless chemotherapy to patients — some of whom didn’t even have cancer, The Today Show reported . Popular physician Farid Fata, who had more than 1,000 patients, allegedly misdiagnosed people with cancer just so he could bill Medicare.
He’s also accused of giving chemo to “end-of-life” patients who wouldn’t benefit and had to endure the treatment’s nasty side effects during their final days.
Fata, 48, is charged with submitting $35 million in false Medicare claims to the federal government.
“If he did commit these crimes, then I think the word ‘monster’ is a very good description for him,” Jeff Berz, the son of one of Fata’s patients, told the Today Show. On Tuesday, federal judge Sean Cox set Fata’s bail at $9 million, The Associated Press reported. The allegations against Fata portray him in awful light. Barbara Laboisonniere’s father Sydney allegedly […]
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