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Dr. Mark Midei Found Liable Of Breaching Standard Care

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TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Dr. Mark Midei has been found liable of breaching standard care.

Rochelle Ritchie has the very latest from the courtroom.

It was the third day of jury deliberations in a malpractice case involving St. Joseph Medical Center and one of its former lab directors. The jury ruled Wednesday evening that Dr. Midei committed a breach in standard care in the case of a wealthy businessman.

“What I did was what I would want for myself, for anyone in my family–my mother, my father–they were treated appropriately and with the highest regard for their well-being,” Midei said.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the jurors showed signs of trouble in coming to a unanimous decision. They ultimately decided he gave unnecessary stents to wealthy businessman Glenn Weinberg.

The $150 million lawsuit accused Midei of giving Weinberg unnecessary cardiac stents. Weinberg’s case is just one out of hundreds of lawsuits filed by patients accusing the doctor of misdiagnosing their conditions.

“Dr. Midei said it was 90 percent and after they reviewed everything, it was 10 percent,” another former patient said.

St. Joseph Medical Center was also named in the suit. Midei worked as an independent contractor at the hospital. He resigned from the hospital in 2009 and lost his medical license in 2011.

The attorneys on both side were unable to speak because of a gag order that was issued in the case. Phase two of the trial is expected to begin Monday; that’s when they’ll discuss the $150 million lawsuit.

The hospital was sold and is now under new ownership.

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