As patients, we often have to trust the judgment of our doctors when it comes to whether or not a medical procedure is necessary and beneficial. Recently, the University of Pennsylvania Health System announced that one of its cardiologist, Vidya Banka, was performing unnecessary medical procedures, involving stents, on several of his patients.
A stent is a small tube that doctors can insert in clogged arteries to re-open the vessel and allow for the flow of blood. According to reports, Dr. Banka was inserting stents in patients whose vessels did not need stenting.
Unfortunately, patients who received unnecessary stents may now face a host of new problems including the need to be on blood thinner for the rest of their lives. If you believe you may have received an unnecessary stent from Dr. Banka, call us today to receive information regarding your legal rights.