Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Over Diagnosing Epilepsy--the Bad Lawyer Takes it Personally
So the report at MLive.com which relates the account of the lawsuit filed over the former Dearborn, Michigan neurologist, Dr. Yasser Awaad has me pretty agitated. According to a lawsuit filed against Awaad and the Oakwood Hospital of Dearborn, as a financial scam, Awaad, who fled to Saudi Arabia routinely misdiagnosed seizure disorders in children. The hospital where Awaad worked paid penalties over the Medicare over billing caused by Awaad's practices.
What I find infuriating is the damage done to children, you don't think about situations like the one involving my son, but I take it personally. As I've said repeatedly, the chaos I created in my life is underscoring for me the truth, everything we do, large or small causes an effect good or ill. Intentionally misdiagnosing children with disease for financial advantage is morally wrong.