Preying on the Poor?
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach has declined to answer The Bee’s questions about its relationship with Tom Calderon, and his lawyer did not return a call from The Bee on Wednesday.
The hospital is known for performing spine surgeries for California workers compensation patients, and was the subject of a Wall Street Journal story last year that raised questions about the large amount it billed for performing back surgeries on injured workers – three times more than any other hospital in the state. The FBI raided Pacific Hospital of Long Beach in April searching for “evidence of criminal allegations,” the FBI told The Bee.
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