On Monday, July 6, many innocent victims will finally have the opportunity to voice their displeasure of the infamous Michigan cancer doctor who made headlines for his unthinkably deceitful practices. As previously reported on the Inquisitr, Dr. Farid Fata admitted to giving hundreds of patients chemotherapy as part of a healthcare fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy scheme. He also stated that he was well aware that the cancer treatments were “unnecessary” and “excessive.”
Needless to say, Fata’s blatant disregard for the well-being of others has left many innocent patients furious. So, an overwhelming number of victims are looking forward to seeing him in person. According to WXYZ, several victims are looking forward to giving their victim impact statements. One woman in particular named Geraldine Parkin recently spoke with the news publication about how she’s anticipating looking Dr. Fata in the eye and vocalizing her disdain. Fata allegedly gave Parkin’s husband excessive chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma.
“I want to be strong and look him in the eye, like he looked us in the eye and lied – except mine won’t be a lie,” Parkin said. “Right now he doesn’t have an immune system, he gets sick all the time. He has a lot of bone pain. He’s depressed,” she said.
There have even been other cases where patients who didn’t even have cancer were given chemotherapy after being advised by Fata. According to NBC News, approximately 553 patients received unnecessary. The treatments for the staggering number of patients totaled more than 9,000 injections and infusions that costed patients and health care providers millions, according to the federal investigative report. From 2007 to 2013, Fata’s oncology practice billed more than $225 million to Medicare for treatments, reports Click 2 Detroit. Many victimized patients and their family members are still unclear about whether any of Fata’s cancer claims were even true.
“He gave her too much chemo. Even now, to this day, I’m not sure she ever had cancer,” said Alice Taylor of her mother Eunice who was treated by Fata for cancer. “I want to see him get what he deserves. When she died that day, he never came to the hospital to say anything,” she said.
In September of 2014, Fata pleadAlthough Dr. Fata’s defense attorneys are requesting that he be sentenced to 25 years, prosecutors are demanding that he serve a life sentence behind bars. But, no one will know what the verdict is until Monday.
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