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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Recover Over 10 Million for Victims of Doctor Panos and Mid-Hudson Medical Group

glkGersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. recovered $10,188,897.88 for 18 victims of former physician Spyros Panos and the Mid-Hudson Group. Our dedicated and aggressive team of medical malpractice attorneys, headed by partners Michael A. Fruhling and Jeff S. Korek, worked hard to bring an end to the civil arm of a years-long legal battle that has played out in multiple courtrooms. Unfortunately, the settlement will not bring an end to the grief that their clients and others have suffered.

Nearly six years after Panos surrendered his medical license and pleaded guilty to health care fraud, an arbitrator awarded $141 million to resolve 255 medical malpractice lawsuits against him. This litigation comprised one of the largest medical malpractice lawsuits in New York.

On November 3, 2020, a New York judge ordered Panos’ insurance carrier to pony up nearly $17 million to help pay judgments adding up to about $22 million already paid by other carriers. Even so, the $39 million is well short of the $141 million awarded by the arbitrator.

Previously Convicted Former Surgeon Spyros Pleaded Guilty to More Charges

On October 30, 2020, Audrey Strauss, the Acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Spyros Panos, a former orthopedic surgeon, who was previously convicted of health care fraud, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas to charges of wire fraud, health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a scheme in which he assumed the identity of a licensed orthopedic surgeon and obtained over $876,000 in payments for reviewing patient files in connection with healthcare appeals and Workers Compensation cases.

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 are pleased that we could help bring a resolution to our clients who were injured by the negligent actions of Panos and Mid Hudson Medical Group.

If you or a loved one have also been a victim of medical malpractice, we look forward to helping you as well.

Contact Us Today!

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 212-385-4410 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers today.

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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.