| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Not so long ago, Gina Sager set out to cure her patients by wielding a surgeon's scalpel. Today, her preferred tool is a set of two small brass bells connected by a cord — though these, too, require all the precision and delicacy she can muster....
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:04 PM
With Mitt Romney essentially assured the Republican nomination for president, the time has arrived to compare his (supposedly) differing viewpoints on health reform with President Barack Obama's.
As many commentators and policy analysts have recognized,...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 5:31 PM
A Baltimore law firm lost a portable hard drive containing information about its cases, including medical records for 161 stent patients suing cardiologist Dr. Mark G. Midei, a firm client, for alleged malpractice at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson....
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:37 AM
An attorney says negotiations with St. Joseph Medical Center over patients who received cardiac stents they might not have needed have collapsed and that he plans to file malpractice claims on behalf of 104 clients.
The lawyer, Jay D. Miller, has...
| May 22, 2010
| 3:06 PM
The story Frank Ward tells about his medical history would sound familiar to just about any malpractice attorney in Baltimore.
He went to St. Joseph Medical Center for a heart procedure, Dr. Mark Midei put a stent in his artery after finding a blockage,...
| Jun 5, 2010
| 4:03 PM
State health officials investigating claims that a Towson cardiologist performed hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures have identified other doctors in Maryland with similarly questionable practices, The Baltimore Sun has learned.
| Jun 11, 2010
| 4:11 PM
The regulatory board responsible for licensing doctors in Maryland has filed administrative charges against a Towson cardiologist accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary procedures, beginning a process that could strip him of the authority to...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 5:07 PM
Malpractice attorneys suing Dr. Mark Midei for allegedly performing unnecessary stent procedures at a Towson hospital say they have gotten a legal boost from a surprising source: Midei himself.
The 53-year-old cardiologist and his lawyer, Stephen L....
| Aug 29, 2010
| 2:27 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center has repeatedly said it wants to do right by its coronary stent patients.
After a complaint last year that star cardiologist Mark Midei was placing stents in the arteries of patients who didn't need them, the Towson hospital...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:23 PM
The state Board of Physicians has a serious backlog of complaints and a growing timeline for resolving it, according to a newly released legislative audit of the agency charged with protecting the public from bad doctors.
It also isn't keeping complete...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:44 AM
The 161 patients of Dr. Mark G. Midei who are party to a malpractice suit against the cardiologist may have had their personal information compromised as a result of the security practices of a Baltimore law firm, reports Tricia Bishop.
According to the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:16 PM
The parents of a Woodstock teen who died 10 days after losing oxygen during a routine wisdom tooth surgery March 28 in Columbia are suing the anesthesiologist and the oral surgeon involved for medical malpractice, according to court records filed Nov. 30....