A former ob/gyn from Chesapeake, Virginia has been sentenced to 59 years in prison for performing medically unnecessary surgeries on his patients for more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week.
The sentence was levied after a jury convicted Javaid Perwaiz, MD, on 52 counts of healthcare fraud and other charges tied to his performance of irreversible hysterectomies, improper sterilizations, and other unwarranted procedures.
Court records and evidence presented at trial showed that the former physician executed a scheme to defraud health insurance programs from at least 2010 to 2019, the DOJ said. As a result, Perwaiz caused nearly $21 million in losses to private and government payers for unnecessary surgeries and procedures.
“Motivated by his insatiable and reprehensible greed, Perwaiz used an arsenal of horrifying tactics to manipulate and deceive patients into undergoing invasive, unnecessary, and devastating medical procedures,” said Raj Parekh, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a statement. “These fraudulent and destructive surgeries caused irreversible damage to the victims. In many instances, the defendant shattered their ability to have children by using fear to remove organs from their bodies that he had no right to take.”
This type of thing is quite common, especially when the entire medical monopoly is built on PROFIT, which then encourages and supports terminal GREED by everyone involved.
If we had universal healthcare, and all doctors plus nurses just got a basic salary, for basic hours served per week, it would disappear about 50 percent or more of all the unneeded drugs, surgeries, and testing done to generate huge PROFITS.