The Medical Malpractice of Dr. Malviya and Ascension Hospitals – What Happened
Vinay Malviya Lawsuit Lawyer for Radical Hysterectomies & Chemotherapy
Vinay Kumar Malviya is a gynecologic oncologist who is alleged to have performed medically unnecessary procedures on women, including radical hysterectomies. Dr. Malviya is also alleged to have administered or ordered chemotherapy for women in excess of what was medically necessary. Potential serious complications resulting from an unnecessary radical hysterectomy include sexual dysfunction, rectal dysfunction, and neuropathy or trouble walking.
Dr. Malviya performed these alleged unnecessary procedures and treatments at Michigan hospitals, including (1) Providence Park Hospital in Southfield, (2) St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, (3) St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital in Warren, and (4) Ascension Crittenton Hospital in Rochester.
In July 2017, three whistleblowers (Pamela Satchwell, Dawn Kasdorf, and Bethany Silva-Gomez) alerted the U.S. government under the False Claims Act that Ascension hospital in Michigan was profiting from medically unnecessary procedures. Ascension Michigan subsequently paid $2.8 million to reimburse the government for these alleged unnecessary procedures, treatments, and services.
On April 14, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) announced that Dr. Malviya agreed to pay $775,000 to resolve claims he violated the False Claims Act by submitting or causing the submission of false claims for payment to federal health care programs related to alleged medically unnecessary surgical procedures that he performed. Dr. Malviya further agreed to be excluded from Medicare, Medicaid, and all other federal health care programs for a period of three years.
As consideration for their part in exposing this fraud, the three whistleblowers will receive a combined payment of $147,250 in accordance with the False Claims Act.
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Our legal team consists of veteran medical malpractice trial lawyers Rob Buchanan and Donna MacKenzie. Together, Mr. Buchanan and Ms. MacKenzie have over 50 years of medical malpractice experience.
Mr. Buchanan is a founding partner of the Buchanan Firm and has over 30 years of experience as a trial attorney for injured patients in medical malpractice cases. His special focus is helping women with gynecology surgery and birth injury claims. He is immediate past president of the State Bar of Michigan.
Ms. MacKenzie, a partner at Olsman MacKenzie Peacock and Wallace, is one of the lead attorneys who fought against disgraced cancer doctor Farid Fata, MD, who is now in prison, for treating and prescribing chemotherapy to patients who did not have cancer. She is also a past president of the Michigan Association for Justice.
Do You Qualify to Participate in the Lawsuit Against Dr. Malviya and Ascension Hospital?
Find out – Contact us today. We will review your case and give you the answers and justice you deserve. All consultations are free and confidential.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Typically, you have two years from the date of malpractice to file a claim. If Malviya committed malpractice more than two years ago, however, you may still have time to make a claim, although that time is limited. Under the discovery rule, you may be able to make your claim within six months from the time that you discovered, or should have discovered, the existence of your claim.
In some cases, it may be necessary to file your claim on or before October 14, 2022, so we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible to find out if you qualify to participate in the lawsuit.