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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) -

Jeff Berz is relieved bond for Dr. Farid Fata was set at $9 million, but the Utica man feels the fight for justice is far from over.

"My question is how can a human being treat another human being like this," he said.

We first introduced you to Berz last week when he realized the cancer doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing and treating patients to pull off Medicare fraud was his father's doctor. In fact, Berz said right before his father died from kidney failure in 2008, Fata was treating his dad's mild case of leukemia with aggressive chemotherapy, even going as far as having the nurse administer the drug in the clinic's parking garage while his father sat in his car.

"Dr. Fata told my dad that he did that for his convenience. As time went on, my father's condition was deteriorating. He wasn't moving around like he used to," Berz said. "It brings back all the pain and then some because now if it's some kind of a horrific crime that took place here, that makes it all that much worse."

Since Berz first came forward, he has learned of hundreds of others going through the same pain. A Facebook page has since been created called "Patients and Families Treated by Dr. Fata" with people now posting from all over the country.

Fata had seven different clinics treating an estimated 1,200 patients at a time.

"It's just kind of comforting to know that there's somebody out there, groups of people that really care about what happened to your loved one. It just feels like we're all in the same boat together here," Berz said.

Since there are so many people with so many questions, Berz is helping to set up a meeting. The interest is so great, they are looking to hold it at a Clarkston church.

"Many of us have agreed that we need to all get together and meet each other, tell our stories, put our heads together, if you will, and see what we need to do and where we need to go from here," Berz said.

He believes that is likely legal representation. Hundreds, including Berz, have requested their loves ones' medical records from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Some of them have already contacted attorney Geoffrey Fieger to see if they are now dealing with a wrongful death case.

"I certainly hope not, but like I said, with all the evidence that's out there, it's sure looking that way," Berz said.

We have also heard talk of a possible class action lawsuit.

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