Recently in two separate cases doctors in the greater New York City area were prosecuted for taking “kickbacks,” putting financial gain ahead of patient well-being.
In both instances the physicians received financial kick backs for making certain decisions that should have been based on quality or service/product.
“While officials say there is no evidence that physicians are more prone to crime than in the past, physicians have been in front of judges in deferral and state courts with alarming frequency this past year. Officials have also raised concerns about the unusually large scope of some of the cases and the widespread extent of the problem. ‘The cases have gotten bigger and more complicated,’ said U.S. Attorney Paul K. Fisherman.” – NJ.COM
When healthcare professionals fail to provide patients with an adequate standard of care, and the patients health suffers because of that, their behavior could be considered negligence. Every year innocent people are hurt, and even die, due to medical negligence.
If you believe your physician failed to provide you with adequate care for any reason, including an opportunity for financial gain, and your physical condition was compromised, contact us today, we may be able to help.