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LA Sues Hospital For Spinal Implant Overbilling Scheme

By David Siegel

Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 6:59 PM ET) — Los Angeles County sued a Long Beach hospital, its former president, and medical device company International Implants LLC in California court Friday, claiming their scheme to inflate the cost of spinal surgery equipment cost the county’s workers’ compensation plan millions of dollars.

In a suit brought under California’s False Claims Act, the county claims Michael Drobot Sr. and his son, Michael Drobot Jr., formed International Implants with the intent of providing spinal surgery equipment to Pacific Hospital at artificially high prices. Drobot Sr. had administered the…

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Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Sales Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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