Business writer Ronald Campbell at the Orange County Register has done a good job of tracking the fallout that continues to unfold involving a roughly $1 billion Ponzi scheme tied to a gun-planting case first exposed by the Weekly. Last week, we reported that a jury awarded Dr. Michael Fitzbiggons $ ... More >>
Bob AulJust when you thought the U.S. health care system couldn't get any more screwed up, a lawsuit filed this week by the Santa Ana-based law firm Callahan & Blaine accuses a local medical tycoon with a controversial past and four Orange County hospitals to his name of wreaking havoc on hos ... More >>
Two years ago, Integrated HealthCare Holdings, Inc, (IHHI), which owns Chapman Medical Center, Coastal Communities Hospital, and the Western Medical Centers in Anaheim and Santa Ana, filed a lawsuit against one of its own doctors. Dr. Anil Shaw had the temerity to question the company's dedication t ... More >>
A lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court two days ago includes stunning allegations about a bizarre incident first reported by the Weekly two years ago.
On June 28, 2006, Santa Ana police arrested Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons, an infectious diseases specialist at Western Medical Center, when they ... More >>
Doctor No: The public hospital crisis has placed nearly two dozen private hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties “in dire financial straits and in danger of bankruptcy or closure,” according to a depressing report in today’s Times. Reporters Daniel Costello and Susannah Rosenblatt found ... More >>