• Posts by Robert B. Hutchinson
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    Robert Hutchinson heads the Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy Los Angeles office. Robert is a veteran trial lawyer, having tried over 30 jury trials in Federal and State courts and numerous complex arbitrations and court trials. In 2000, he ...

Ringleader Of Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy Arrested

On June 9, 2015, the FBI arrested Los Angeles-based chiropractor Bahar Gharib-Danesh, the alleged ringleader of a vast healthcare conspiracy first made public in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy (“CPM”). According to CPM’s lawsuit, which became public early this year, Danesh controls seven pain management clinics in Southern California. Together, these Clinics see hundreds of patients per day under the guise of “pain management” diagnosis and treatment. 

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Public Radio Airs Story on CPM’s Counterfeit Screws Litigation

The Center for Investigative Reporting this weekend aired a story detailing CPM’s counterfeit screws litigation on hundreds of public radio stations around the country.  You can listen here.  The story covers a Southern California medical equipment supplier’s scheme to use private plane rides, international vacations and cash-stuffed envelopes to recruit doctors to use his company to buy spinal surgery screws – many of which were apparently counterfeit.

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