Unnecessary Hysterectomies and Other Surgical Procedures Performed Without Consent in Virginia
In early November, authorities in Virginia charged Chesapeake obstetrician-gynecologist, Javaid Perwaiz, with health care fraud and making false statements after an investigation revealed several women had undergone unnecessary medical procedures, surgeries without consent, and medical care that resulted in sepsis, infertility, and other complications.
“Perwaiz has been the subject in at least eight malpractice lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege he falsified patient records to justify a medical procedure…” the recent complaint reports.
Perwaiz appears to have deliberately targeted Medicaid recipients—more than 500 Medicaid patients received surgical treatment from Perwaiz between January 2014 and August 2018. Court documents allege he used scare tactics and mischaracterized symptoms to persuade women they needed surgery, including unnecessary hysterectomies.
In 1982, Perwaiz lost his hospital privileges at the Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, “due to poor clinical judgment and for performing unnecessary surgeries.” Perwaiz was also affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Unnecessary health care is increasingly being recognized as a cause of patient harm and excess industry costs. More importantly, these cases involve a gross lack of morality that undermines doctor-patient relationships in specific communities and beyond.
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