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Needless Heart Surgery Case Continues With Fewer Patients

Law360 (August 10, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge has allowed a massive malpractice case against a doctor and several hospitals that allegedly performed unnecessary heart surgeries to move forward, but with only 55 patients instead of the previous 179.

In accepting the recommendations of a federal magistrate judge’s report, Senior U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade on Thursday dropped the other plaintiffs from the case against Dr. Seydi Vakkas Aksut, Selma Heart Institute and several other hospitals because they were not included on a revised “more definite statement” the plaintiffs filed in March at the court’s direction. The statement is a legal document clarifying specific...

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Alabama Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


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Date Filed

March 6, 2015

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