Cardiology Associates of Northwest Indiana Malpractice
A longtime cardiologist in Munster, Indiana has been accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary procedures, including open-heart surgery, on hundreds of patients in northwest Indiana.
The Indiana Patient’s Compensation fund website lists over 150 medical malpractice claims against Dr. Arvind Gandhi and over 300 medical malpractice claims against his practice, Cardiology Associates of Northwest Indiana, P.C. Patients have alleged he needlessly preformed stent placements, pacemaker and defibrillator implantations, and other numerous other procedures, including a variety of diagnostic tests, such as angiograms. Patients have also alleged that Community Hospital – Munster, which itself has over 500 medical malpractice claims against it, also shares responsibility for negligent privileging, credentialing and policing of its staff and independent contractors, including Dr. Gandhi, who was at one time a high-ranking member of the hospital’s medical staff and a major moneymaker for the hospital.
Most of the lawsuits are currently pending before the Indiana Department of Insurance. Patients in Indiana are not able to file lawsuits for negligent medical care in state court (with the exception of “anonymous” lawsuits, which cannot identify the negligent medical providers and cannot be prosecuted) until their case is submitted to a medical review panel made up of three healthcare providers. The medical review panel issues an opinion concerning whether the healthcare providers’ medical care fell below the applicable standard of care and if so whether the alleged negligent medical care was a factor in the patient’s outcome.
If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of medical malpractice, contact the Indiana medical malpractice lawyers of Wagner Reese, LLP. We represent patients throughout Indiana who have been negligently injured by physicians, nurses and hospitals.