Doctor Faces Lawsuits For Unnecessary Stent Surgeries

Dr. Midei, a Baltimore surgeon, is facing numerous lawsuits for implanting cardiac stents in patients who didn’t need them. The Senate Finance Committee, which has begun investigating the doctor as well as the hospital where he implanted the stents, notes that Dr. Midei may have implanted some 585 stents which were medically unnecessary from 2007 to 2009.
According to media reports, Midei was given millions in salary and perks for implanting more of the Abbott Laboratories stents than any other Baltimore doctor. The Senate report finds fault with Abbott’s actions as well as the doctor. “The serious allegations lodged against Dr. Midei regarding the medically unnecessary implantation of cardiac stents did not appear to deter Abbott’s interest in assisting him,” the report states.