Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Fata Frankenstein: A Burn-in-Hell Scammer

July 11, 2015

DETROIT — He pumped poisonous chemotherapy drugs into patients for years, telling them they had cancer. They didn't.
He over-treated terminal cancer patients rather than letting them die peacefully. When he could profit from it, he also under-treated actual cancer patients.
And on Friday, nearly two years after his arrest, Dr. Farid Fata was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for violating more than 550 patients' trust and raking in more than $17 million from fraudulent billings.
For many people tortured by the Oakland County oncologist's treatments, it was a weak punishment.
 By Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press7:02 p.m. EDT July 10, 2015


I can't imagine what the patients of this doctor must've felt when told that the suffering they were experiencing both physically and mentally was do to being falsely diagnosed and treated for cancer.  It's one of the worse scams anybody can play on innocent peoples.  The mental stress of being told you have cancer can kill you alone, not to mention receiving the poison that is radiation.
There is no punishment too severe for Farid Fata, who in my book no longer merits the title doctor.  He not only broke the Hippocratic Oath that physicians have been known to take since the time of the ancient Greeks, but in doing so he brought much pain, suffering and likely death, to innocent patients who entrusted their lives to him.  A friggin physician of the worse kind; money hungry.
So when we unsuspecting patients visit our doctors  and question whether the new prescription, flu shot, hormone injection or other treatment plan is right or necessary for our condition, we do so because physicians have been known to be wrong in their diagnosis. Some, like Farid Fata here, are wrong for the sickly reason of craving financial profit by lying.  
As much as I'd like to believe that Farid Fata is one isolated incident of Doctors Behaving Badly, I suspect the $17 million dollars Fata scooped in from his scam is a drop in the bucket to what's being fraudulently diagnosed, treated and billed in the medical field as a whole.  But the bad doctor put a face on the horror of healthcare provider and medical insurance fraud; a face as cold and deathly ugly as that of Frankenstein's monster. 
And for what its worth, I've always feared the evil Dr. Frankenstein more than I ever did his monstrous creation.
So who created the monster Farid Fata?  The answer to that question might just be too horrific to face.

I post this story on a day when my niece was given a cancer free bill of health after initial tests prompted her doctor to diagnose her with a high stage form of cancer. 

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