Are My Upcoming Medical Procedures Necessary?
A total of 28 lawsuits have been filed against Community Hospital of Lake County, Indiana for medical malpractice, including three wrongful death lawsuits. The lawsuits allege severe misconduct by Dr. Arvind Gandhi, Dr. Satyaprakash Makam and Dr. Wail Asfour, all Cardiology Associates with Community Hospital.
The hospital has been quiet about the accusations, inviting speculation about the activities of the doctors and their reaction to the lawsuit. The lawsuits allege that the doctors in question have all been involved in unnecessary surgical work, including the implantation of unneeded pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators, angiograms, and open-heart surgeries. Some of these unnecessary surgeries have led to the deaths of patients.
Earlier this year, three-doctor medical review panels found Dr. Gandhi guilty of medical malpractice in a unanimous ruling.
How Can I Tell If I Really Need Surgery?
Despite medical malpractice payouts, doctors often continue practicing, even some with dozens of past violations. You can avoid becoming a victim by researching your doctor before your visit, or by getting a second opinion from a different doctor. If you suspect that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact Shapiro Law Group. We have the experience necessary to seek the compensation you deserve.
Shapiro Law Group – Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving the Tampa Bay Area
Did You Know?: Only 8 percent of doctors (1 out of 12) with 2 or more malpractice payouts have been disciplined by their state medical board. (National Practitioner Data Bank, Sept. 1, 1990 – Sept. 30, 2002.)