Mark Midei, M.D., the interventional cardiologist at the center of allegations that he performed more than 500 unnecessary stenting procedures on patients while at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson will hold a press conference with his attorney, Stephen Snyder, at 10:30 a.m. today. This will be the first time the public will hear any comments from him or his attorneys as to the allegations against the physician.
We will be listening closely to what is likely to be nothing more than the typical “I am certain I will be exonerated by a jury and I am looking forward to my day in court.” Overcoming the deluge of charges and opinions of his own colleagues, who reviewed the records of his procedures and advised hundreds and hundreds of patients that they should not have received the stents Dr. Midei implanted, will be a feat not even Stephen Snyder can pull off.
Stay tuned for our analysis of this press conference and other events that affect our clients and others similarly situated.
Although Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz is handling these claims, we are taking a very cautious and methodical approach to dealing with our clients’ needs. Our first concern is that our clients get the cardiac re-evaluations they need to gain piece of mind about their health. No amount of money will return a person’s good health. Our job is to ensure that before any settlements are reached or demands are made, that our clients understand completely the nature and extent of their cardiac conditions, and that we understand the short term and long term consequences of having a stent implanted that cannot be removed and is unnecessary. Many people are or were taking Plavix, and the stents themselves release anti-clotting medications into the bloodstream. It is also known that people who have stents are more prone to developing additional blockages at the situs of the stent. These are all issues that we are dealing with and have engaged cardiology experts to advise us on and consult with our clients.