Doctors in Indiana are legally and ethically required to protect their patients’ health and safety. Unfortunately, not all medical professionals adhere to these standards, which can result in Indiana medical malpractice claims.
In fact, three Indiana doctors are currently facing allegations from dozens of patients who claim they underwent unnecessary medical procedures. According to an article from Chicagoland Television, the procedures were performed so the doctors could bilk Medicare billing.
Reports indicate the doctors were the top three Medicare-billing cardiologists in Indiana in 2012. The average doctor billed approximately $170 and three services per patient, whereas these cardiologists were billing $960 and a dozen services per patient.
The only reason the issues came to light is because several of the patients received second opinions. Those doctors told them the medical procedures they had undergone were unnecessary. Now, more than 18 victims are seeking compensation for damages. This includes the families of three patients who died as a result of undergoing medical procedures while under the care of the doctors.
At Stewart & Stewart Attorneys, we understand the devastating results of unnecessary medical treatment. That’s why our team of Indianapolis personal injury lawyers hopes a decision in this case will bring a sense of closure for victims and their families.