Philadelphia Health Care Lawyers: Doctors’ Kickback SchemeDecember 2, 2016
According to the prosecutor, the defendants in question put their own performance first, ahead of the well-being and care of their patients. One of the physician defendants defends themselves as a highly respected professional with a spotless reputation, and reinforced the intent to fight the allegations every step of the way. However, the doctor still faces potentially staggering charges.
Details of the Arrests and Crime
The doctors are alleged to have taken a total of roughly $200,000 in cash, gift cards and favors from the facilities to which they referred patients. The owner of these facilities operated 10 sites in northern and central New Jersey and was arrested in June as the target of a sting operation. One of the doctors charged has also faced controversy in the past, having come to a disagreement with a professional baseball player over his injuries.
The individuals who have been charged all come from different backgrounds and allegedly accepted different deals in the scheme. One of the doctors is accused of having earned roughly $6,000 for his contributions, whereas another is said to have gained over $100,000. Nevertheless, both practitioners have been arrested and charged. The arrestees include a gynecologist, an orthopedic surgeon, an internist and a chiropractor.
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A medical professional’s reputation is essential. If you or someone you know ends up in a partnership dispute with a physician convicted of a crime, it is essential to find a health care lawyer who is dedicated and effective. The Philadelphia health care lawyers at Sidney L. Gold and Associates will be ready to help with your case. From our offices in Philadelphia, we proudly serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. To schedule a consultation, call us at 215-569-1999 or fill out our online contact form.