Medical malpractice can entail a variety of negligent actions by healthcare professionals. Regardless of the type of medical malpractice claim filed, it will no doubt have consequences for both the injured patient and the negligent physician.
This was the case for New York orthopedic surgeon Dr. Spyros Panos, who lost his medical license as a result of performing numerous cases of botched or unnecessary surgeries and is now serving a 4.5-year federal prison sentence. Panos and Mid Hudson Medical Group face up to 280 malpractice cases filed by innocent victims who were injured as a result of the surgeon’s fake or botched surgeries.
The Legal Attempt to Prevent the Cases From Going Forward
Panos’ attorney appealed to the Appellate Division, Second Department seeking to stop depositions and overturn a lower court decision that ordered Panos and Mid Hudson Medical group to address the hundreds of allegations against them.
In November, a Westchester Supreme Court judge rejected the attorney’s request to stop depositions and discovery. The Appellate Division will make its final decision by January 6, 2015.
Desperately Trying to Avoid The Medical Malpractice Consequences
While Panos and Mid Hudson Medical Group have settled a $5 million claim with the United States Department of Justice, they still face 280 medical malpractice lawsuits. As such, they are desperately attempting to prevent the plaintiffs from conducting depositions and discovery. The $6 million insurance policy does not cover the tens of millions beyond that in claims or the 165 claims for punitive damages.
Mid Hudson Medical Group is further trying to avoid responsibly settling these claims by selling themselves to Mount Kisco Medical, one of Westchester’s largest medical groups.
Patients Deserve Better From Their Healthcare Providers
Our New York medical malpractice attorneys fight for the right of victims by holding physicians and all healthcare providers to the highest standard possible. We will aggressively fight on behalf of our clients who have been seriously injured as a result of substandard care provided by healthcare professionals and facilities.
We currently represent many of the plaintiffs who have been injured by the reckless and negligent actions of Panos and Mid Hudson Medical Group. If you or a loved one have also been a victim, we look forward to helping you as well.
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If you or a loved one has been the victim of an unnecessary or fake surgery or any other medical error or misconduct, please contact Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. to learn about your legal rights. We have the necessary experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Call us at 1-800-529-9997 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers today.