Indianapolis, IN - Wagner Reese, LLP, a local medial malpractice law firm, has announced the launch of an investigation into whether specific heart procedures such as heart catherizations, coronary artery laser atherectomies, heart bypass, and coronary stenting were actually medically necessary.
According to Witham Health Services, Edward Harlamert, M.D. works at a location in Lebanon, IN and Zionsville, IN. The site also states that he is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, and that he attended Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Hospitals, and University of Kentucky for his education.
According US News, the Cardiologist has a 5/5 rating from 23 total reviews. The site references 6 locations where Dr. Harlamert is located: Community Hospital of Anderson and Madison County, Indiana University Health medical Center, Community Hospital North, Indiana University Health North Hospital, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, and Union Hospital - Terre Haute.
"In Indiana, if a medical professional performs a procedure that is deemed medically unnecessary it can be considered medical malpractice. Often the reasons for such procedures is healthcare fraud for billing purposes, or due to a misdiagnosis that resulted in the medical procedure," stated Mr. Reese. He continued: "Such procedures may result in the patient having other related issues or complications that could have been avoided without the initial unnecessary medical procedure."
Mr. Reese encourages anyone who believes they had a medical procedure that may not have been necessary to contact his helpline.
The main question this investigation is to answer is whether Dr. Ed Harlamert performed heart procedures that were medically unnecessary. Wagner Reese have received calls from some of Dr. Harlamert's former patients with concerns about whether their procedure was actually necessary. As a result, the firm has begun to investigate these allegations to determine if there are valid medical malpractice claims.