Jeremy's Weblog

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003

This headline in today's NY Times caught my eye, and is actually sort of related to the Torts exam I've got tomorrow: Doctor Admits He Did Needless Surgery on the Mentally Ill

"An eye doctor who preyed on the severely mentally ill pleaded guilty yesterday to a nearly $1 million fraud scheme in which he routinely rounded up residents of some of New York City's most notorious adult homes and subjected them to unnecessary surgery or charged for thousands of procedures that were never done."

"They said that on patient charts, Dr. Debbi made notations like: "Smart. Do not invite," or "Confused. Must invite."

"Dr. Debbi's scheme was so flagrant that at one point, prosecutors said, he billed the government for multiple services on a resident's eye even though the resident was missing that eye."