Malpractice? Investigation Against Dr. Ed Harlamert Commences
Undergoing surgery at any point is a stressful and scary experience for both patients and their families. When you find out later that these procedures may have been unnecessary and even harmful, the situation becomes even worse. That is the case for patients of Dr. Ed Harlamert, a cardiologist who has practiced in Indianapolis for decades. According to a recent piece published by WTHR Indianapolis, seven former patients have filed malpractice complaints against Harlamert, citing misdiagnosis and unnecessary surgical procedures.
Other Experts’ Review Shows Unnecessary Procedures
A number of medical experts reviewed the records of Dr. Harlamert’s patients. One patient, John Pflum, experienced 13 heart catheterizations and at least 20 stents just within one 18-month period. According to some of the experts, these were abnormal and almost certainly unnecessary, given that these procedures are invasive and risky. Dr. Payal Kohli, a Harvard-trained cardiologist, is quoted in WTHR Indianapolis’ investigation as saying “No, there is not a single scenario I can think of where doing this level of stents and angiograms would be justified or make sense. I have never seen this happen in the course of my medical training or my medical career.”
Treated By Dr. Harlamert? Contact Our Firm
If you or someone you love has been treated by Dr. Harlamert, reach out to our Indianapolis co-counsel at Cohen & Malad. They will be able to advise you on the best next step for you to take to protect yourself. Or, contact us, and we can direct you.