FBI Investigates Alleged Fraud against Surgeon
A federal investigation of Dr. Aria Sabit of Detroit has turned up intense suspicion that Sabit has defrauded the Medicare system for millions of dollars. A complaint opened in federal court referenced five former patients, four of whom received spinal fusion surgeries that were unnecessary.
Insurance companies were billed and Sabit’s practice received payments from them. Strangely, when the patients sought second opinions, X-rays confirmed that Sabit never implanted surgical devices into any of their spines. No screws, no bolts, no medical implements whatsoever.
Last year, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about Sabit discussing over a dozen such surgeries which were carried out under false pretense. At least one patient was killed.
Sabit has a history of malpractice lawsuits. In just one year (2009-2010), Sabit was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits for malpractice. His medical license was revoked in July of 2014.
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