Patients Seek Justice Against Doctor Facing Fraud Charges

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Alleged victims of a valley doctor facing federal charges of healthcare fraud are speaking out and suing the physician.

Gloria Gabriel, alleged victim, “I’m never going to be myself again. I feel stripped. I feel heartbroken. He started putting me on Methotrexate, different kinds of medications, IVs, injections. My life started deteriorating. I was lethargic at one point. I couldn’t walk. “

Gloria Gabriel is among the many victim patients who are seeking justice after McAllen physician Jorge Zamora-Quezada allegedly misdiagnosed them and prescribed unnecessary medications with life-changing side effects.

Right now she’s one of two victims who’ve sued Zamora-Quezada.

Mika Watts, attorney, “Our job is to get them a maximum recovery. It’ll be up to a jury of their peers to decide what these cases are worth, but certainly. If you’re asking the question whether Dr. Zamora Quezada should be lining his pockets based on diagnosis that are real or legitimate… whether the damage that he caused should be compensated to the plaintiffs who he harmed. I’m going to stand with the victims.”

Lucinda Rico claims her mother went through a similar experience when she would see the doctor at his Brownsville office. Like most patients they trusted him and his experience.

“You put the trust in the doctor. You put your trust in his credentials. He was from Brownsville, she’s from Brownsville. He told her she was going to get better.”

Last week the FBI stated there could be thousands of victims in this case who saw Dr. Zamora-Quezada between the years 2000 and 2018.

Patients of the doctor who may be victims in this case are encouraged to contact the FBI Victim’s Hotline at 1-833-432-4873.

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