A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a New York cancer specialist, Dr. Gilbert Lederman. The lawsuit claims that Dr. Lederman treated a woman for pancreatic cancer when she was not sick, and that the treatment killed her.
According to the family’s attorney, Giuseppa Bono was referred to Dr. Lederman by an Italian infomercial actor who posed as a physician. Lederman reportedly failed to verify the diagnosis of cancer, and treated her immediately with radioactive therapy. Lawyers for Bono’s estate also contend that Lederman paid the infomercal actor, Salvatore Conte, a referral fee.
Specialist accused of treating healthy woman for cancer stars in infomercial with fake doc: lawyer, Daily News, John Marzulli, May 12, 2010.