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Rose Cancer Criminal Sentencing

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III presided over the sentancing hearing of Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey, and Monica Weeks on Friday, December 7, 2012. The hearing was to assign sentences to the three Healthcare workers for their involvement in the criminal side of the Rose Cancer Center case.

There have been allegations that the workers at the Rose Cancer Center diluted chemotherapy medication and reused dirty one-use needles on patients causing transmission of blood bourne diseases. This criminal hearing sentenced Sachdeva, McCoskey for providing false information to healthcare officials and changing numbers in their books.

Judge Jordan sentenced Dr. Sachdeva to twenty years in prison and nine year supervised release with a $250,000.00 fine and restitution in the amount of $8,168,524.72 to the companies who were defrauded in this matter.

This is the heaviest sentence allowable under the one count of health care fraud and two counts of making false statements charges Dr. Sachdeva pled guilty to on July 13, 2012.

Judge Jordan explained his sentence from the bench stating, “”It’s a very small thing to send this woman to jail for the next 20 years when you compare it to the damage she has done.”

Rose Cancer Center’s office manager, Brittany McCoskey, 26, of Monticello, was sentenced to thirteen months of incarceration and upon release three years supervised release along with $55,068.83 in restitution.

McCoskey pled guilty to making false statements, but said at the sentencing hearing that she knew a bone marrow biopsy was done at the Clinic by a phlebotomist who normally only takes blood. McCoskey said she knew that a Doctor should have performed the procedure but on certain occassions Dr. Sachdeva was not even at the Clinic when these procedures were performed.

Monica Weeks, 40, of Madison, MS, was in charge of the clinic’s billing from her Ridgeland firm, Medical Billing Group. She was sentenced to three months home confinement and 3 years probation. She was ordered to pay $19,549.00 restitution and a $2000.00 fine.

Rose Cancer Center

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Updated

JACKSON, Miss. — A cancer doctor stood shackled before a federal judge Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing millions of dollars from Medicaid and Medicare by diluting chemotherapy drugs and reusing old needles on multiple patients.

Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the 50-year-old founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, said little other than to answer the judge’s questions during the brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

Read the rest of the story here.

If you or a Family Member were treated by Dr. Meera Sachdeva, in Summit, MS please call our office. There is reason to believe that many of her patients were subjected to medical treatment that was negligent and amounts to Medical Malpractice. John D. Giddens P.A. would be glad to speak with you at 601-355-2022. If a 601 number is long distance for you, feel free to dial our toll-free number 1-888-335-2022. The call is free.

The types of dangers presented to patients who have had their chemotherapy drugs diluted. The most extreme form of treatment for cancer is chemotherapy, and the thought that those patients who are undergoing this life-saving treatment are being shortchanged and injured because a doctor is selling their chemotherapy treatment to another is unconscionable.

Also the thought that these same patients are being administered drugs by their doctor with a shared needle. HIV and Hepatitis B & C are blood borne and could be transferred from patient to patient by sharing needles. This risk of reusing needles is needless and shocking given that hypodermic needles can be obtained for less than a dollar.

Almost as troubling as sharing needles and the dilution of cancer medications at Rose Cancer Center is the fact that there may be other types of medical negligence and malpractice at Rose Cancer Center that we are still unaware of. For this reason we urge you that if you or a family member treated at Rose Cancer Center that you contact us at 601-355-2022. If a 601 number is long distance for you, feel free to dial our toll-free number 1-888-335-2022. The call is free.

Here at John D. Giddens, P.A. we handle complex personal injury cases, and we look to help our clients in their efforts to seek Justice.