When a patient seeks medical care, he or she expects to receive treatment that meets the established standard of care. That standard of care is what other medical personnel who have received the same training or hold the same licenses would provide under the circumstances. When that standard of care is not met, there may be a case for medical malpractice.

Three doctors in Indiana are named as defendants in 28 lawsuits. Three of those lawsuits are for wrongful death. The other 25 allege various forms of medical malpractice, including unnecessary pacemaker implantation, unnecessary open heart surgery and unnecessary stenting. The lawsuits have been filed in state courts or with the state’s Department of Insurance. The state’s attorney general’s office has also received a formal complaint.

The attorneys for the plaintiffs released a statement that said, “For far too long, questions have been raised about the conduct of [a doctor], his associates, and Community Hospital. As we allege, more and more families throughout northwestern Indiana now know they or their family members were subjected to cardiac surgeries and other procedures that were unnecessary and dangerous.”

Unfortunately, there are many cases of medical malpractice that occur each year in Connecticut, too. While those cases may not involve multiple patients whose conditions were worsened by the same physician, it can happen. Holding negligent doctors and medical personnel accountable may require a civil lawsuit from the injured patient or, if the patient died, from the victim’s family. An experienced Connecticut medical negligence attorney can explain more about the possible options that are legally available.

Source: The American Bazaar, “2 Indian American cardiologists in Indiana sued for medical malpractice” Nov. 21, 2014