Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
Attorneys from Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., and Cohen & Malad, LLP and attorney, Paul A. Rossi, of the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, are joining forces and are representing clients and investigating medical malpractice claims against Dr. Arvind Gandhi, a Lake County cardiologist, and the Munster Community Hospital.
Reporters from the Northwest Indiana Times newspaper, WGN- Chicago, CBS-Chicago, and others attended a media conference on Wednesday May 7, 2014.
Court documents state Gloria Sargent, was treated by Dr. Gandhi in late 2006 for a cardiomyopathy. Despite having received an implant cardiac defibrillator (ICD), a device similar to a pacemaker, nine months prior to her visit with the physician, Dr. Gandhi recommended that she allow him to implant an “upgraded” device.
Under Indiana law, Sargent’s claim (Lake Circuit Superior Court, Indiana- 45C011404CT0049) had to be presented to a Medical Review Panel consisting of three doctors. At the Panel, Sargent claimed that Dr. Gandhi was negligent in performing an unnecessary surgery for which he was improperly credentialed by the Munster Community Hospital. The physicians on the Medical Review Panel unanimously found that Dr. Gandhi was negligent because Sargent didn’t need the “upgrade”.
Raymond Kammer, who is also being represented by attorneys Paul Rossi, Barry Rooth, and David Cutshaw; was 25 when he met Dr. Gandhi at the Community Hospital where he was admitted to the emergency room for shortness of breath and lower extremity swelling. Court documents state Dr. Gandhi recommended the implantation of an ICD without first attempting more conservative treatment, like medications according to the allegations. Despite allegations that another Community physician recommended against the implantation device, Dr. Gandhi convinced Kammer to undergo the procedure. Again, the Medical Review Panel unanimously found that Dr. Gandhi committed medical malpractice by recommending and implanting the device (Lake Circuit Superior Court, Indiana- 45C011404CT0048).
A separate whistleblower lawsuit filed in the federal court in Hammond, Indiana, (208CV350) alleged that Dr. Gandhi perpetrated fraud against the U.S government by unnecessarily implanting defibrillators and pacemakers into patients who did not meet the criteria for these devices. The suit was also brought against the Munster Community Hospital for allegedly allowing improperly credentialed cardiologists to implant and bill for unnecessarily implanted devices.
Attorneys at Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., Cohen & Malad, LLP, and the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, will be investigating claims of complications and serious injuries made by Dr. Gandhi’s patients.
About Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.
Theodoros & Rooth, PC is a personal injury law firm located in Merrillville, Indiana. With more than 110 years of combined and focused legal experience, Theodoros & Rooth represents persons injured by others through a compassionate but aggressive team approach. Theodorus & Rooth can be found on line at http://www.trinjurylaw.com.
About Cohen & Malad, LLP
Cohen & Malad, LLP, was founded in 1968 by former Indiana Attorney General John J. Dillon, Louis F. Cohen and others. Since that time, Cohen & Malad, LLP, has garnered a national reputation. The firm is focused in the areas of class action, personal injury, medical malpractice, business litigation, family law, appellate law, and commercial real estate & business services. http://www.cohenandmalad.com
About The Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC
The Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC was established in 1997 by Attorney Paul A. Rossi. The law office has since developed into a firm whose areas of practice include: personal injury; workers compensation; criminal defense; medical malpractice; real estate; traffic; and estate planning. The efforts of Attorneys Paul Rossi, Dave Andrick and Jeff Semko, are focused on client satisfaction, maximizing the value of their cases, and effectively advocating on the clients behalf. Paul Rossi Law Offices can be found at http://www.paulrossilaw.com