Monday, November 23, 2009

Kabins Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas Medical Mafia Case!

Mark Kabins, M.D. has pled guilty to concealing fraud committed by his two co-defendants Howard Awand and attorney Noel Gage. Under the terms of his plea agreement Kabins received five years probation and six months of home detention. Kabins will be required to repay $3.5 million to Melodie Simon. In addition, Kabins could also be fined up to $250,000 under his agreement.

Kabins was facing up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250, 000 for each count if convicted on all eight counts. In pleading guilty, Kabins admitted that he assisted John Thalgott, M.D. in surgery on Ms. Simon. He admitted that he knew that he could be sued and ask Howard Awand to persuade Gage not to sue him or Thalgott.

The question now becomes whom will the DOJ go after next, and will they put some closure on their current investigations into our industry? The fact remains that there is a connection between our industry and this type of behavior. Word on the street in Vegas is that Kabins and Awand may be willing to tell the Feds more than they ever expected. TSB wants to know what our readers think?


  1. I was a patient of Dr Kabins in 2005 and since then have had to have two additional spine surgeries to correct. C-5 C-6 never fused had to go back and have post & Int fusion. He "Kabins" Only did post and it never worked. Also he did micro decompression posterior and anterior at L-5 S-1 and it is still not fused now I have had to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted to control the some of the pain. He told me he would treat me like his brother. What a joke!!!!!! And to be referred to him by the insurance company is weird. Can any one give me some advice?

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