Three Lake County, Indiana cardiologists are facing three wrongful death allegations and over 24 medical malpractice lawsuits. The three stand accused of performing unnecessary procedures at Community Hospital in Munster.
Dr. Wail Asfour, Dr. Arving Gandhi, and Dr. Satyaprakash Makam, all associates of Munster Medical Research Foundation, Inc. and Northwest Indiana, PC, are named in the dozens of lawsuits that have been filed. Included in the allegations against the cardiologists are:
- Pacemaker implantation that was not needed
- Death as a result of the unnecessary implantation
- Open-heart surgery that was not warranted
- Angiograms that weren’t necessary
- Cardiac defibrillator implantation that wasn’t necessary
- Unnecessary stenting
According to attorneys for the plaintiffs, the hospital received complaints and ignored internal warnings for close to 10 years. The cardiologists’ decisions were questionable, yet no authority came forward and determined why the doctors made the decisions and performed the procedures they did.
One plaintiff alleges that complications from an unnecessary implantation of a cardiac defibrillator resulted in the need to later undergo a heart transplant. In that case and one other, a medical review panel determined that Dr. Gandhi had committed malpractice.
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