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Fraudulent medical workers denied reduction in bail

California prosecutors did not approve a request for bail reduction on Friday, September 25 for 13 individuals who have declared their innocence in a $150 million fraud scam headed by Dr. Munir Uwaydah.

Fifteen people have been charged in the fraud scheme that involved marketers and workers’ compensation lawyers directing patients to Uwaydah’s clinic, where they would undergo unnecessary surgeries and medical procedures so that the suspects could bill insurance companies more. According to the prosecutors, “Hundreds of patients were cut and scarred by these fraudulent practices… Between 2007 and 2010.”

It has also become apparent that fraudulent claims and billings have been posted even after the 15 defendants were arraigned in court, illustrating the scope of the conspiracy.

When medical professionals abuse their patients’ trust by engaging in fraudulent practices or conducting unnecessary procedures, patients have a right to hold those licensed medical professionals accountable. At Ritter & Associates, our legal team can help you build your claim to compensation after suffering injury at the hands of a negligent individual or group. Call (619) 296-0123 to discuss your case today.

 

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