January 4, 2018

The Cochran Firm, D.C. representing patients of Dr. Charles Akoda – Maryland fake doctor

The Cochran Firm, D.C. is representing former patients of Dr. Charles Akoda who claim he performed painful and unnecessary medical procedures on them at Prince George’s Hospital Center and Dimensions Health. Allegations against Akoda, whose real name is Oluwafemi Charles Igberase, include claims he performed unnecessary C-sections and invasive medical examinations on potentially hundreds of patients.

If you were a former patient of Dr. Charles Akoda, you could be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. offer free legal consultations to our clients, pay all upfront costs, and do not collect an fees until we win our lawsuits.

Maryland imposes strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits against doctors and we urge patients to contact our office at their earliest convenience to preserve their legal rights. As a law firm committed to social justice and protecting our communities, The Cochran Firm, D.C. will aggressively investigate your claim and work tirelessly to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

How did Dr. Akoda receive a medical license?

According to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Akoda” entered the country in 1991 and subsequently used several fake social security numbers, birth certificates, and passports to enter into medical training programs. Akoda failed basic medical certification exams in 1992 and 1993 but passed later exams.

However, his certifications were revoked in 1995 after the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate Certification discovered he was a fraud. Undeterred, Akoda enrolled in a residency program in a New Jersey hospital to complete his “medical training” but was eventually expelled after hospital officials discovered his credentials were fake.

Somehow, Akoda was accepted for a residency program at Howard University Hospital and eventually obtained medical licenses to practice in Maryland and Virginia. According to reports, Akoda practiced at Prince George’s Hospital Center from 2011 – 2015.

In 2016, Akoda pleaded guilty in federal court to using fake social security numbers for which we received a sentence of only six-months in prison and a $100 fine. While the criminal justice system appears to have been lenient on Akoda, our nation’s civil justice system allows victims to file a lawsuit against Dr. Akoda.

Washington DC medical malpractice lawyers

The plaintiff injury lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. take allegations like those against Dr. Charles Akoda and PG Hospital Center very seriously and believe negligent parties must be held liable for the harm they have caused. While our society expects hospitals and doctors to do the right thing and compensate injured patients, the truth is that these parties would rather deny, delay, and defend meritorious claims.

With so much on the line, patients need experienced and dedicated Washington DC medical malpractice lawyers on their side to thoroughly investigate claims and recover vital compensation needed to make patients whole again. If you were a patient of Dr. Charles Akoda, contact our office for your free consultation and exercise your legal rights.