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Doctor: Wichita hospitals perform unnecessary tests, surgery


January 26, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cardiologist has sued some Wichita hospitals and doctors alleging that they performed expensive medical tests and procedures that weren't necessary on patients, including one who underwent 17 heart sonograms in a year.

The federal lawsuit brought by Dr. Mazen Shaheen was initially filed in November 2016 but was not unsealed until Thursday after the Justice Department declined to join in the case. The government retained its right to do so in the future.

"The government's decision to decline should not be construed as a statement about the merits of the case," said J...

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