What Do I Do If a Doctor Uses Unapproved Techniques to Treat Me?

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Shapiro Law Group

A Florida court has recently reaffirmed a 2013 decision to revoke the license of Dr. Zannos Grekos, whose patient died in 2010 after receiving an unapproved stem cell procedure. Grekos’ attorney filed for an appeal after the doctor’s loss in the first trial, claiming that the medical board was biased toward accepting the findings of the administrative law judge.


Grekos’ unproven stem cell therapies garnered him a cult following amongst patients in Florida with debilitating conditions, such as organ failures. His unique treatment method involved taking a blood sample from the patient and shipping it to Israel for stem cell cultivation. Once the cells were made, they would be shipped to Grekos’ partner in the Dominican Republic. The patient would travel to the Dominican Republic to receive the stem cell injection in their failing organ, which would purportedly heal the damage.

In some situations, the shipment and cultivation of stem cells were foregone for a simpler procedure involving extracting bone marrow and injecting it into the patient’s circulatory system. This approach allegedly led to the death of the first victim after it brought on a stroke.

The use of unlawful and unapproved procedures on patients is punishable by law and is blatant medical malpractice. Dr. Grekos used controversial methods to treat his patients and as a result, several people are now dead.

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Source: http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/court-stem-cell-doc-should-lose-license

Did You Know?: According to the American Medical Association, the number of doctors has increased in every state over the last several years: Some claim the number of physicians is decreasing due to malpractice liability insurance premiums, but the numbers do not reflect this claim.


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