Virginia gynecologist, 69, is arrested for allegedly performing hysterectomies and tying women's fallopian tubes without their consent

A Virginia gynecologist removed fallopian tubes and performed hysterectomies on several patients without their consent, federal authorities are alleging.

Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was arrested on Friday after a year-long FBI investigation found that he was ‘performing unnecessary surgeries on unsuspecting patients,’ according to papers filed with the Eastern District of Virginia.

The bureau received a tip from a hospital employee who first suspected Perwaiz, according to ABC News.

According to the indictment, patients would tell hospital staff that they were visiting for their ‘annual clean outs’.

Javaid Perwaiz, 69, appears in a police booking photo after he was arrested by law enforcement agencies in Virginia on Friday

In reality, however, they were subjected to a range of procedures that they did not know about in advance.  In one case, Perwaiz allegedly asked one patient repeatedly whether she was planning to have another baby.

After the patient went to a fertility specialist in 2014, Perwaiz told her that ‘both Fallopian tubes were burnt down to nubs, making natural conception impossible.’

According to court documents, Perwaiz removed the woman’s Fallopian tubes without her consent or knowledge.

In another case, Perwaiz is alleged to have performed a full hysterectomy on a woman who was under the impression that she would only have her ovaries removed.

In a four-year period starting in 2014, Perwaiz performed surgery on 510 patients - 42 per cent of whom underwent at least two operations, according to records
 

In a four-year period starting in 2014, Perwaiz performed surgery on 510 patients - 42 per cent of whom underwent at least two operations, according to records

The woman told authorities that she was ‘shocked’ to discover that Perwaiz listed the hysterectomy as ‘elective surgery’ on her medical record.

When the woman consulted with another doctor, she was told that there were less invasive procedures available to her, according to the indictment.

On October 19, Perwaiz is said to have performed a number of procedures on a woman, including an abdominal supracervical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lysis of adhesions.

The patient later told investigators that these procedures were done on her even though she never complained of pain in her pelvic region - contrary to what Perwaiz wrote in a medical chart dated September 30.

Federal authorities also allege that Perwaiz performed annual D and C surgeries (Dilation and curettage) based on a diagnosis of endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it.

Perwaiz is also alleged to have treated her for an ectopic pregnancy.

A review of Medicaid claims from his patients found that some of them were subjected to the same surgery on an annual basis.

In a four-year period starting in January 2014, Perwaiz was found to have performed surgery on 510 patients - with 42 per cent of them having undergone at least two operations.

The review also found that Perwaiz had a 'propensity to conduct bundled surgeries' that included laparoscopy, dilation and curettage, and lysis of adhesions. 

Prosecutors also allege that Perwaiz defrauded insurance companies by claiming fictitious ailments and charging health care providers for false claims.

He was arrested on Friday and has been held since at Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk, Virginia.

His lawyer has not commented on the allegations.

Records also show that Perwaiz has been investigated for medical malpractice.    MORE


Veterans Day TODAY

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

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When Is Veterans Day?

  • Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day.
  • In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  • In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
  • Veterans Day commemorates veterans of all wars.

  • Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November).
  • In Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
  • Every Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery holds an annual memorial service. The cemetery is home to the graves of over 400,000 people, most of whom served in the military.

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Veterans Today

The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States:

  • 18.2 million living veterans served during at least one war as of 2018.
  • 9 percent of veterans are women.
  • 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
  • 3 million veterans have served in support of the War on Terrorism.
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 496,777 were still alive as of 2018.
  • Connecticut was home to the highest percentage of World War II veterans as of 2018 at 7.1 percent.
  • 2 million veterans served during the Korean War.
  • As of 2017, the top three states with the highest percentage of Veterans were Alaska, Maine and Montana, respectively.
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Ann Coulter rips those behind Netflix series about 'Central Park 5' crimes

A must read about how rapist, murderers and other criminals are vindicated by "liberal justice" and NOT FACTS! 

The African folktale version of the 1989 Central Park gang-rape has swept the populace! The mob thirsts for vengeance against evil spirits, like Linda Fairstein.

In the past week, Fairstein, the head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office during the trials of the accused rapists, has been exiled from society, like an albino chased from the village at the instigation of witch doctors. In a matter of days, she’s been forced off of a half-dozen corporate boards, dropped by her publisher and dumped by her talent agency.

The actual evidence against the five boys convicted of the rape was overwhelming. Nothing has changed that.

This week, we’ll look not at the proof of their guilt, but at the proof of their alleged “exonerations.”

In 2002, the convictions of the five Central Park rapists were vacated on the word of a psychopath, Matias Reyes, who suddenly announced that he, too, raped the jogger – not a surprise – and also that he’d acted alone – not possible.

What the police had against the Central Park Five were detailed confessions, on videotape, given in the presence of their parents or adult relatives; the deeply incriminating statements of at least a half-dozen of their friends and acquaintances; and the defendants’ knowledge of facts about the crime that only the perpetrators would know.

We’ll review some of the guilt evidence next week.


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New blood test 'detects breast cancer years before symptoms'

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NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — Early detection is very important when it comes to treating breast cancer. The sooner the disease is identified, the greater a patient’s prognosis and chances of recovery. With this in mind, a new, simple blood test currently being developed in the United Kingdom may be a significant game changer in the fight against breast cancer. Researchers believe the test will be capable of detecting breast cancer up to five years before any actual clinical signs or symptoms show themselves.

The test works by identifying the body’s natural immune responses to tumor cell-produced substances. Cancer cells produce harmful proteins in the body called tumor-associated antigens. These antigens in turn trigger the immune system to create antibodies to fight the proteins, called autoantibodies.

Recently, scientists at the University of Nottingham established that these tumor-associated antigens, or (TAAs), can be used as accurate indicators of a developing tumor in its early stages. So, they identified and indexed a group of TAAs that are specifically produced by breast cancer, and designed a blood test that will look to detect these TAAs within samples taken from patients.   MORE


Edmund Fitzgerald’s doomed journey began this week in 1975 and Sunk 44 years ago Today!

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LAKE SUPERIOR, MI - It was 44 years ago this month that the Edmund Fitzgerald was being loaded with 26,000 tons of iron ore, prepped for what would become her doomed final voyage.   Once the largest ship on the Great Lakes, the 728-foot Fitzgerald left Superior, Wis. at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, 1975. Her crew planned to cross Lake Superior to deliver the load at Detroit's Zug Island.

But a day later, she was gone, broken in two and lying on the lake's bottom in 530 feet of water, all 29 souls aboard lost.

Gordon Lightfoot's poignant song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" helps keep alive the memory of what's become the Great Lakes' most famous shipwreck.

But her captain and crew were also sons, brothers, husbands and fathers. They hailed from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and beyond.

As we remember them, here are the highlights of the Fitzgerald’s final trip and the fierce, hurricane-like storm that sank her.

Investigators would later say that in the big freighter’s last hour, she battled sustained winds of 60 mph, and waves higher than 25 feet. She may have even encountered “The Three Sisters” - a trio of rapidly-hitting waves that are higher than the others around them.

One thing the marine experts agree on: The Fitzgerald was in the “worst possible place” as she tried to make for the shelter of Michigan’s Whitefish Bay.

NOV. 9, 1975

2:15 p.m. The Edmund Fitzgerald, captained by Ernest McSorley, finishes loading 26,116 tons of taconite in Superior, Wis., and departs for Detroit's Zug Island. The storm that would sink the ship is gathering force over Kansas and is on a path toward Lake Superior.

 

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GORDON LIGHTFOOT'S TRIBUTE to the 29 lost sailors:

 

 


'Whistleblower' Named is Revealed: Democrat Obamite Eric Ciaramella.

image from am22.akamaized.netEverything Trump's defenders feared about the whistleblower is true. According to a reportfrom RealClear Investigations, the whistleblower is 33-year-old Eric Ciaramella.

Ciaramella is a holdover from the Obama administration and a registered Democrat. He's been accused of leaking like crazy. He worked with Joe Biden, he's a vocal critic of President Trump, and he invited a DNC operative inside the White House to attend meetings. He also helped instigate the investigation into Russia collusion. So, of course, Democrats would believe his second-hand complaint about President Trump's phone conversation with Ukranian President Zelensky over the actual transcript of the call itself. 


Cars, cocaine and a world-class conman: John DeLorean

John DeLorean was a drug smuggler who conned the Government out of millions, new film

Cristina liked to say that her charismatic husband John DeLorean could walk into a room and talk anybody into anything. He certainly talked Jim Callaghan's Labour Government into handing over tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money. The couple are pictured above with a DeLorean car. DeLorean turned up in Belfast in 1978 to sell Northern Ireland his concept of an 'ethical', long-lasting dream car that would be safe, economical and rustproof. The two-seater had an unpainted stainless steel body and gullwing doors. DeLorean had an impressive track record in America, celebrity backers including Sammy Davis Jr and chat-show king Johnny Carson, a rock-star image and a highly persuasive manner. He also claimed, wrongly, that he had already secured 30,000 orders for his car in the U.S. Worried that DeLorean could take his business elsewhere, and keen to reduce the heavy unemployment that fuelled sectarian violence in Ulster, the British Government opened its wallet.


St Lucia has all the write stuff

Joining a Caribbean course for budding novelists – and discovering an island that’s a real thriller

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia where the warmth and friendliness of its people are matched only by the beauty of its landscape. 

From the moment you arrive, the island is mesmerisingly otherworldly... from the chickens strutting around outside the airport, to the banana plantations lining the roads. Then there are the tropical forests packed with birds in jewel-coloured jackets.

The Caribbean island of St Lucia, which has been passed back and forth between the French and the English through the years, as the two countries fought for ownership

Victoria Pepe is an experienced editor who wears her knowledge lightly. She expects nothing but that you get involved, enjoy yourself and develop your skills. I’m an experienced novelist, but there were people who had no experience, and they found it useful and uplifting. 

It begins with basic word games, and develops slowly until you are writing fluently. You won’t write a novel while you’re there, but you will leave with a suitcase full of ideas.

Away from the writing, we also spent time at the hotel where the course is based. East Winds is a boutique resort set in 12 acres by a private beach near Rodney Bay in the north of the island.

It’s run by Judith Milne, an English businesswoman who moved to St Lucia to manage the hotel. She socialises with guests and is on hand with tips about the island and its heritage. 

St Lucia has been passed back and forth between the French and the English through the years, as the two countries fought for ownership. This explains the language: many things have English names, others French.

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Big Brother using social media to crush freedom worldwide

The increasing use of social media by governments to manipulate elections and monitor citizens has resulted in a decline in global internet freedom for a ninth consecutive year, according to an annual assessment by the Washington, D.C., think tank Freedom House.

The "Freedom on the Net 2019" report found that governments in 26 countries manipulated national elections over the past year through tactics such as disinformation, blocking websites and cutting off access to the internet.

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