Medical Malpractice Settlements Reached Against Michigan Cancer Doctor

July 22, 2016

Patients who filed medical malpractice claims against Detroit-area oncologist Farid Fata and three Michigan hospitals will receive settlements totaling $8 million.

The settlements were approved July 20 in Oakland County Circuit Court. They will be distributed by an arbitrator later this year to about 40 people.

Fata is serving a 45-year federal prison sentence for intentionally misdiagnosing or mistreating patients. Many patients were told they had cancer and went through excessive chemotherapy. He was paid millions of dollars by insurance companies.

Fata pleaded guilty in 2014 to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. His assets were to be liquidated.

McKeen & Associates represented some of the people filing claims. Managing Partner Brian McKeen says Fata carried low insurance limits per claim, meaning victims “were never going to receive fair levels of compensation.”

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  • July 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    Ellie says:
    What a despicable human being. 45 years is not enough for this worthless piece of junk!! I hope he gets what he truly deserves while incarcerated.
  • July 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
    What a jerk. I hope JP Morgan drops him too.
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