Did You Experience Medical Malpractice from Dr. Javaid Perwaiz?
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, a Chesapeake, Virginia, obstetrician-gynecologist, has been accused of performing unnecessary surgeries and procedures on dozens of women. In addition to facing criminal charges, Dr. Perwaiz will also face civil lawsuits from patients who allegedly underwent unnecessary operations or suffered other types of medical malpractice.
In June 2020, a federal grand jury returned a 62-count indictment against the doctor, charging him with making false statements related to healthcare matters, healthcare fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleged that between 2010 and 2019, Dr. Perwaiz billed insurance companies over $2.3 million for gynecological care that was, in part, justified by procedures he never actually performed.
Dr. Perwaiz is currently on trial, which is expected to last up to five weeks. He pleaded not guilty. During testimony, Lisa Strong, who worked for him, said she observed him pretend to perform procedures with broken equipment, submit bills to insurance companies for work he had not completed, and record false information on patients’ charts to justify unneeded hysterectomies and other medical procedures, according to the articles in the Washington Post and Virginian-Pilot.
Prosecutors told jurors that, for years, Dr. Perwaiz performed unnecessary surgeries on patients so that he could bill insurers and fund his extravagant lifestyle. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebecca Gantt said many pregnant patients were induced so Dr. Perwaiz could be the one to deliver the baby and bill for it.
Dr. Perwaiz performed over 500 surgeries on Medicaid patients between January 2014 and August 2018.
In addition to these criminal charges, Dr. Perwaiz may have committed civil torts against patients. Before a surgeon operates, informed consent has to be obtained. If a patient had a surgical procedure they did not know about, the doctor could be held liable, and the patient may be entitled to compensation. Also, if a patient is not fully informed about the nature of a medical procedure, such as its potential risks, this may also lead to a civil lawsuit.
How to Get Your Medical Records from Dr. Perwaiz’s Practice
If you are a former patient of Dr. Perwaiz’s and need your medical records, email your full name and the dates you received medical care to firstname.lastname@example.org. The FBI only has records maintained by the practice for patients who received treatment between 2015 and 2019.
Contact Bertram Law Group If You Experienced Malpractice or Negligence from Dr. Perwaiz
We have already started on the investigation for other women who have suffered at the hands of Dr. Perwaiz.
With more than 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, Bertram Law Group, PLLC is committed to demanding justice and seeking compensation for our clients. If you believe that you suffered medical malpractice at the hands of Dr. Perwaiz, contact us right away.
Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers and in-house medical experts are ready to thoroughly evaluate your claim and explain your potential options for seeking compensation. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.