Families Upset Over Cost of Records in Doc's Case

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ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Protesters have marched outside a Detroit-area hospital to show displeasure over the cost of obtaining medical records linked to a doctor charged with fraud.

They're relatives of patients who saw Dr. Farid Fata, a cancer specialist accused of intentionally misdiagnosing cancer and ordering unnecessary treatments. They held signs Saturday outside Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, upset that requests for medical records are costing $1,000 or more.

In response, the hospital says a contractor that handles the records is setting the charge.

Liz Lupo told The Detroit News that her mother died under Fata's care. Lupo says her family has paid enough by losing her mother and doesn't want to be charged for records.

Fata has denied any wrongdoing. He's in jail while his fraud case winds through federal court.




 
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