Former clients suing KNR accuse doctor of over-billing—

Three former clients behind a potential class-action lawsuit against the KNR law firm want to expand their suit to include a Wadsworth doctor accused of over-billing the firm’s clients for unneeded medical supplies and then taking bloated reimbursement fees from court settlements.

Sam Ghoubrial charged patients that KNR referred to him $500 for a device that cost him $27.50, and the law firm negotiated into those patients’ court settlements an agreement to take $500 from the patient’s payout and repay Ghoubrial, plaintiffs’ attorney Peter Pattakos said in a request to amend the original lawsuit filed in 2016.

Pattakos says that Ghoubrial made profits of nearly 1,800 percent each time he prescribed the devices, and that he has treated “thousands of KNR clients.”

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