$66.5 million settlement against cardiologist
A settlement of $66.5 million has been reached by hundreds of patients in Munster, Indiana, who accused cardiologists of malpractice. In 2014, when Cardiologist Arvind Gandhi, MD, retired, several medical malpractice lawsuits had already been filed against him and his practice, Cardiology Associates of Northwest Indiana. Gandhi was accused of recommending unnecessary medical procedures. Law firms representing the patients, Theodoros & Rooth and Cohen & Malad, LLP said “the claims related to alleged unnecessary cardiac procedures and device implantations. The settling defendants deny that they had engaged in any negligent or otherwise improper conduct and deny any liability relative to the claims.”
The exact terms of the settlement remain confidential.
In 2015, the ongoing situation in Munster was the subject of an in-depth feature in the New York Times. The article included interviews with patients, former colleagues of Gandhi’s, policy experts and esteemed cardiologist Steven Nissen, MD, a former president of the American College of Cardiology.