Lawsuit Filed Against Tenet
A Redding attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of 82 people who had heart procedures at Redding Medical Center, who believe their treatment was unnecessary. Redding Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare Corp., cardiologist Chae Hyun Moon, and heart surgeon Fidel Realyvasquez Jr were named in the suit, which alleges fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy, wrongful death, and other allegations.
In October 2002, the FBI raided Tenet facilities in Redding as part of investigation of doctors allegedly performing unnecessary heart surgery. According to an analysis by Dartmouth, Medicare recipients in Redding received several times more heart surgeries per 1,000 beneficiaries as any other region in California or the rest of the US.
For more information, read the article at Redding.com