This article is about a doctor whose license has been suspended for violating patient confidentiality and inappropriate discarding of multiple prescription medications on 15th of September, 2014. Disciplinary actions are taken against him.
On Thursday, A plaintiff $1.6 million was awarded by DeKalb County jury in a medical malpractice suit and the second highest sum had been awarded in the county for medical Lawsuit. A general practitioner whose name was doctor Vijay Warma was held responsible for not diagnosing a patient who had been suffering from bladder Cancer and kidney disease. His name was David Kordek and he was just 44 years old. His health issues had become so severe that he had been left with only 10 percent chance of living to the age of 50, according to the trial testimony.
Between the time span of June and November 2003, Dr. Mrhawa found him with the issues with frequent urination. He also had a number of other symptoms. His kidneys were damaged, they were obstructed by a mass in his bladder. All these symptoms eventually caused his kidneys, unable to remove waste from his bloodstream. In November 2003, Kordek was diagnosed by a doctor at Rochelle Community Hospital, with Stage four bladder cancer as well as a renal failure. At that time, his disease had become so worse that for him, the treatment options had become limited according to a release from Martin Nolan, Kordek’s attorney.
Kordek’s oncologist reported the sad truth that at the age of 60, he has a zero chance of living. This trial proceeded from august 13 to August 21. The jury kept the case under consideration for about two days before deciding on a verdict.
The license of a Decalb County Doctor was suspended on Monday by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation when he was found filling dumpsters with prescription pills and documents containing confidential information.
The State Officials could not locate Dr. Vijay K. Marwaha who had offices at 208 E, Railroad St. in Sandwich and 142 W. Lincolin Ave as shown in the documents.
In November, The Officials allegedly found the medical records, insurance claim form, the progress notes mentioning the Social Security Numbers and other confidential information in the trash bin behind his office in Sandwich.
On Nov 2 after getting information from women, whose teenage son brought some bags of medication that he found in the trash bin, the police uncovered the trash can.
A chief Medical Prosecutor Laura Forester wrote that:
“[The state] further alleges that the public interest, safety, and welfare imperatively require emergency action, in that [Marwaha’s] continued practice of medicine constitutes an immediate danger to the public,”
The local state officials said that they think that Marwaha had thrown the documents and the pills away when she was closing the office in that location, as he wanted to close his office because the office in Sandwich was vacant. The landline number of had also been disconnected and the Calls to Marwaha’s office were also not being answered. Local and state officials said it appeared Marwaha had thrown the documents and pills away while closing his office because the Sandwich office was vacant.
According to the complaint that has been registered, The federal drug enforcement authority, Chicago is trying to investigate Marwaha for prescribing controlled substances to his patients in an inappropriate manner.
According to the records that have been tracked, Marwaha was licensed as a physician and a surgeon in 1981. The renewal of his license was made in April and is set to expire in 2017.
The records that were found online also showed that Marwaha was rebuked once before in 2008, for being unable to identify bladder cancer and she also failed to maintain the necessary records.
In 2008, This incident also made a $1.6 million malpractice judgment of Marwaha and his license was also suspended on a temporary basis. He had also been asked to attend a hearing at 11 a.m. at 23 Dec in front of the States medical disciplinary Board.
That incident also resulted in a $1.6 million malpractice judgment against Marwaha in 2007.
Susan Hofer, the spokesperson for the state financial and professional regulation department, said Marwaha’s license had been temporarily suspended. He has been asked to attend a hearing at 11 a.m. Dec. 23 in front of the state’s Medical Disciplinary Board. In this matter, Hoffer said that the doctor will explain better, what he is actually trying to do.