From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Vinay Kumar Malviya treated patients at Ascension Hospitals in Michigan, performing medically unnecessary procedures on women, including radical hysterectomies and the administration of excessive cycles of chemotherapy. As a result, many patients suffered serious and irreparable harm, including (but not limited to) sexual dysfunction, rectal dysfunction, neuropathy, and trouble walking.
Both Dr. Malviya and Ascension Health have agreed to pay substantial amounts under agreements with the United States Department of Justice in connection with False Claims Act lawsuits filed in connection with these matters. Dr. Malviya also agreed to be excluded from Medicare, Medicaid, and all other federal health care programs for a term of three years. However, these agreements do not preclude victims from suing for their damages and injuries.
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If you were harmed by having a radical hysterectomy that you did not need, and/or if you had a serious complication (such as pain, vaginal shortening, a bladder injury, or fistula) or if you received too much chemotherapy, we invite you to call us as soon as possible before your right to bring a lawsuit expires.
Our firm is proud to work with the Buchanan Firm of Grand Rapids to represent women harmed by Dr. Malviya and Ascension Health. If you were injured, we look forward to discussing your rights and options with you. As dedicated Michigan malpractice attorneys with decades of experience, we can listen to the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and tenaciously fight for accountability and the maximum compensation possible.
Background of Malviya Lawsuit
How Did Dr. Vinay Kumar Malviya Harm His Patients at Ascension Hospitals in Michigan?
Vinay Kumar Malviya is a gynecologic oncologist who performed medically unnecessary procedures on women, including radical hysterectomies. Dr. Malviya also gave women too much chemotherapy, including giving patients nine cycles of chemo when they should have received only six rounds. Potential serious complications resulting from unnecessary procedures include (but are not limited to):
- Circulatory and immune system disorders,
- Nervous system disorders,
- Fatigue and hair loss,
- sexual dysfunction,
- rectal dysfunction,
- neuropathy, and
- trouble walking.
At What Hospitals Did Dr. Malviya Perform Unnecessary Surgeries and Procedures?
Dr. Malviya performed unnecessary procedures and treatments at Ascension hospitals in Michigan, including:
- Providence Park Hospital in Southfield,
- John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit
- John Macomb Oakland Hospital in Warren
- Ascension Crittenton Hospital in Rochester
If you were treated by Dr. Malviya at one of these Michigan hospitals and experienced serious complications, we encourage you to reach out to our office to schedule a free consultation to find out whether you may have a valid claim for compensation.
How Was the Medical Malpractice of Dr. Malviya at Ascension Hospitals Exposed?
In July 2017, three whistleblowers (Pamela Satchwell, Dawn Kasdorf, and Bethany Silva-Gomez) notified the U.S. government under the False Claims Act that Ascension hospital in Michigan was profiting from medically unnecessary procedures. Ascension Michigan subsequently paid nearly $3 million dollars to reimburse the government for these unnecessary procedures, treatments, and services.
Subsequently, the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) announced that Dr. Malviya agreed to pay $775,000 to resolve claims he violated the False Claims Act by submitting or causing the submission of false claims for payment to federal health care programs related to alleged medically unnecessary surgical procedures. Dr. Malviya further agreed to be excluded from Medicare, Medicaid, and all other federal health care programs for a period of three years. As consideration for their part in exposing this fraud, the three whistleblowers are receiving a combined payment of $147,250 in accordance with the False Claims Act.
Michigan Malpractice Lawyers Committed to Fighting for the Victims of Dr. Malviya and Ascension Hospitals.
Partner Donna MacKenzie heads our experienced medical malpractice team in claims against Dr. Malviya and Ascension hospitals. Donna has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including being recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of Michigan’s Most Notable Women Lawyers in 2017; named to the Michigan Top 100 Super Lawyers list from 2015-2020; and being recognized by Best Lawyers in America as Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Of her many high-profile victories, MacKenzie negotiated an $8 million settlement for victims of a physician at one of the largest cancer practices in Michigan who misdiagnosed patients with cancer. She also won a $4.4 million verdict for a woman injured as a result of a medication error by her doctor.
For matters involving Dr. Malviya and Ascension Health, we have teamed with the Buchanan Firm in Grand Rapids, and with managing partner Rob Buchanan. Rob has been recognized as one of Michigan’s top medical malpractice attorneys by The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell’s “Preeminent Lawyers.” He has a long and distinguished record of sizable settlements and jury verdicts for injured patients, and he also served as President of the State Bar of Michigan from 2020 to 2021.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Find Our If You May Qualify to Participate in the Lawsuit Against Dr. Malviya and Ascension Hospital?
If you received medical treatment from Dr. Malviya at an Ascension hospital, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Our experienced team of Michigan malpractice lawyers can review your case and tenaciously fight for the answers and justice you deserve.