Unnecessary Defibrillator Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed Against Dr. Arvind Gandhi
October 2014— More than 20 medical malpractice injury lawsuits have been filed against Dr. Arvind Gandhi and his associates at Cardiology Associates of Northwest Indiana, P.C. Gandhi is a cardiologist practicing medicine in northwest Indiana serving patients in Gary, Hammond, Munster, Dyer, and the surrounding area.
Propublica.org is a non-profit organization that provides an online tool that tracks doctors and services in Medicare part B, among other things. You can compare Dr. Arvind Gandhi’s practice to that of his peers here.
Dr. Gandhi and Community Hospital were sued on behalf of the federal government for allegedly committing Medicare fraud relating to unnecessary surgeries to implant cardiac defibrillators. The suit also alleged that Dr. Gandhi did not have the proper credentials to do these implantations. The federal government settled these claims without any adjudication of liability. In 2012, Dr. Gandhi was the highest ranked Medicare-billing cardiologist in Indiana. He ranked in the top 20 of cardiologists across the United States for Medicare billings in the same year.
These statistics were provided by the Wall Street Journal for top Medicare Billing doctors. The top list is Indiana cardiologists, the bottom list is all cardiologists in the United States.
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