Doctor Accused of Mistreating Cancer Patients for Medicare Payments

Dr. Farid Fata allegedly fabricated diagnoses to perform expensive chemotherapy tests.
3:00 | 08/11/13

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Case -- -- national spotlight tonight on patients and their doctors and what happens when you sense that your doctor could be administering something you don't need. Tonight a very serious case -- Michigan doctor accused of giving chemotherapy. When it was not necessary here's ABC's Lindsay Janice now. Doctor for -- -- is behind bars tonight charged with the unthinkable. Mistreating his cancer patients in order to bilk Medicare for tens of millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors argued the 48 year old on colleges gave unnecessary chemotherapy to patients in remission. And fabricated diagnoses in order to perform expensive tests. And tonight -- relatives of his alleged victims are speaking out. My father -- Jeff -- says that when his father didn't respond to chemotherapy doctor -- refused to stop administering the drugs. They were giving my father transfusions. In the parking garage area and you know what kind of a practices. -- as attorney says his client is innocent. The government -- not retained an expert to give an opinion that there was a mystery -- misdiagnosis or unnecessary tests given to any patient. But others suspected something was wrong as far back as to when he ten things for being administered and -- -- use incorrectly. Cancer nurse Angeles -- -- says she first complained to investigators after observing employees that doctor fox has clinic. You know that a doctor could have potentially brought your -- -- sooner. It's -- a year later Michigan's licensing board told -- it could not prove any violations and close the file. Police that to some doctors who told us patients should always ask what the standard protocol is for their diagnosis. And David they should never hesitate to get a second or even third opinion especially if it's cancer surgery.

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