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In the judgment,
The judge ordered that Dahan pay
"Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime," said
At trial, four radiologists, whose names appeared on reports, testified they never wrote, reviewed, approved or signed the reports.
Beyond the verdict, Hiroshige also issued an injunction prohibiting Dahan from owning, operating or working as an employee in any business engaged in the practice of medicine. And he ordered that letters be sent to all of the affected patients and their referring healthcare providers, to advise them of the Court's findings and judgment, including the Court's order that the reports generated by Dahan and Progressive Diagnostic Imaging are "to be disregarded on the basis that such reports [are] . . . falsified medical record[s]" and have "no diagnostic, clinical or medical value whatsoever," and that "records are not to be considered by any person or entity as part of the . . . patient's medical history, medical record, or medical chart at any time and for any purpose."
"Submitting a false insurance claim isn't just a bad idea – it's fraud and insurance fraud is a crime," Telgenhoff said. "