Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Baltimore cardiologist sued for implanting unnecessary stents

After a former patient filed a malpractice lawsuit against St. Joseph Medical Center and Dr. Mark Midei, controversy has continued to develop around the Towson hospital.

A former patient of Dr. Midei filed a complaint, lunching a federal investigation of similar stent procedures. The hospital review revealed that there were potentially hundreds of cases in which stents were unnecessarily placed in patients over the past several years.

According to the Baltimore Sun, 369 patients appear to have been given unnecessary stents. The medical center took a proactive approach in contacting these patients with letters informing them of the problem. Many of the patients agreed to the surgery under the impression that they had major arterial blockage, when in actuality, the blockage was minor.

It did not take long for area lawyers to start soliciting potential claimants for malpractice lawsuits. With hundreds of letters sent out by St. Joseph Medical Center to patients receiving stents, the likelihood of more and more individual lawsuits popping up is high.


  • Bob 4 years ago

    It would be interesting to know Dr. Midei's mortality rate for these unnecessary operations.

    It would also be interesting to know what, if anything, the Maryland Medical Board has done, or is doing, about his license to practice medicine.

    And it would be interesting to know why it took the hospital so long to figure out that the operations were unnecessary.

    The Examiner needs to follow-up on this story with more reporting.



  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here