Inappropriate Cardiac Stents & Pacemakers

Recently, the United States Justice Department announced that Saint Joseph Health System Inc. agreed to pay $16.5 million to resolve allegations that Saint Joseph Hospital-London violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Medicare and Kentucky Medicaid programs for a variety of medically unnecessary cardiac procedures. Saint Joseph Health System operates numerous hospitals statewide, including facilities in Lexington, Winchester, London and Mt. Sterling.

Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division Stuart F. Delery stated that "hospitals that place their financial interests above the well-being of their patients will be held accountable," and "The Department of Justice will not tolerate those who abuse federal health care programs and put the beneficiaries of these programs at risk."

If you or someone you know has received heart treatment, such as placement of a stent, pacemaker or defibrillator, and the procedure was unnecessary, we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your legal options. Please give us a call at 859-254-0024.