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Doctor accused of fraud and misdiagnosing patients to fund ‘opulent lifestyle’

Posted on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 @ 01:23 PM by Text Size A | A | A

CNN reports

Maria Zapata went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada a little more than five years ago because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her that she had arthritis and that he’d give her injections “to strengthen the cartilage” in her knee, she said.

Her husband asked, “Why are you giving her so many injections?” The doctor reassured them that the treatment would help.
But Zapata, 70, of McAllen, Texas, said the medication didn’t help and might have been making things worse: There was discoloration on her legs.
 
Other doctors raised concern about the treatments, and her family doctor even told her she didn’t have arthritis.
Zapata was not the only patient given treatment she might not have needed, according to a joint federal and local investigation.
 
A task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a fraud case involving $240 million in claims that were in part based on “fraudulent statements” to be submitted to health care benefit programs, resulting in $50 million paid to the doctor.
 
 
The Department of Justice said Monday that the rheumatologist had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn’t need, all to fund his “lavish” and “opulent lifestyle.”
 

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