St. Joseph Class Action Lawsuit: Lawyers Recommend Individual Claims

Donald Saiontz

By Donald Saiontz
Posted January 29, 2010


A class action lawsuit was filed this week against St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland over unnecessary stent procedures performed by Dr. Mark Midei. However, the Maryland malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. believe that stent patients who have a case will be in a better position to investigate their claim and obtain the compensation they deserve by pursuing an individual St. Joseph stent lawsuit.

After St. Joseph Medical Center began sending letters to former stent patients of Dr. Mark Midei about subsequent reviews of their procedure, our lawyers started investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals. While the potential for a St. Joseph class action lawsuit was evaluated, we ultimately determined that it would likely not be the best way to investigate this matter and secure compensation for our clients.

Through a class action suit over St. Joseph stents, the individual circumstances of each case are not fully considered and individuals are not able to obtain compensation for all of the unique damages they may have experienced. In addition, the process of obtaining class certification is very long and often does not serve the best interests of those who have suffered injuries like those that could be caused by an unnecessary cardiac stent procedure.

Former St. Joseph stent patients will likely be in a better position to investigate their individual claims and secure a quicker, more complete recovery by contacting our attorneys to investigate and pursue their own St. Joseph stent case.


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing cases for stent patients who received a letter from St. Joseph Medical Center about medical concerns regarding their cardiac catheterization procedure with stent placement. Potential legal claims are also being investigated for former patients of Dr. Mark Midei who suspect that their stent procedure may not have been necessary.

All cases are investigated and pursued on a contingency fee basis, which means that our lawyers can obtain copies of the necessary records and have them reviewed by an expert with no fees or expenses charged unless a recovery is secured. To obtain a free consultation to review your options and legal rights, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

2 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Sandra says:

    I feel my records will highlight the curiousness that I presented to St Joseph ER on 12/3/05 and needed 2 stents. Then the identical feelings brought me back into St Josepth ER on 12/27/05. I have ny stent cards.
    It was in my MidAtlantic records, a paragraph about “either they didn’t look high enough the first time: (my concern) or the progression of my disease was much more significant than they initially assessed. ???
    I have now moved to Ohio 12/07- 01/08 and am still here. I have had three heart attacks total , two with Midei’s practice, and one additional blockage with their practice in like maybe 4/06. Please see what you can do to obtain my records. They wanted me to have open heart the second time but I was petrified and refused. I now have 6 stents and much less function. Am appealing disability.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  • Joni says:


    Call the hospital medical records department and ask them to email you a consent to release your medical records. When you fill it out, check that you want ALL OF THEM.. you will have to pay a fee and it may take a week or so to get them. Some hospitals require you pick them up in person. They may waive this if you send a photocopy of your ID with your consent to release all records. Hospitals historically have purged these after 10 years. Not sure nowadays with the new digital age we live in.You have a right to send in corrections to thiings you know are incorrect. Good luck

    Posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:39 am

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