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Jury Awards $1.9 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Vohra, M.D.

The eight-person jury found Defendant Dr. Sanjay Vohra, M.D., guilty of breaching the standard of care owed to his Patient resulting in the Patient’s injuries. The total award of $1,928,212 includes the Patient’s past medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Dr. Sanjay Vohra, M.D.

In January 2020, a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by one of the patients of Las Vegas Cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Vohra, M.D. The lawsuit alleged that in January 2019, a patient received certain medical care and treatment from Defendant Dr. Vohra. The complaint alleged Defendant Dr. Vohra breached the standard of care with the failure to properly perform the diagnostic angiogram; the failure to properly diagnose the initial dissection of the right coronary artery; continuing the procedure and making the dissection worse; the failure to properly perform the angioplasty; and continuing the procedure and making the dissection worse. 

Expert reporting by a Cardiologist, Dr. Jay Schapira, M.D., hired by the Patient’s legal team, supported all the above allegations against Dr. Vohra. As per Dr. Schapira’s report, Dr. Vohra’s angiogram procedure was done inappropriately. As a result, dissection started with the first injection, which Dr. Vohra did not properly diagnose. After the first diagnostic shot, the subsequent injections performed by Dr. Vohra made the dissection worse. Dr. Vohra did not notice that he was making the dissection worse. All this led to an emergency heart surgery on the Patient attended by Dr. Vohra.

“It is my opinion, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, if not for the negligence of Dr. Vohra in the evaluation and treatment of a patient, the patient would not have required the emergency coronary artery bypass surgery and would have had an excellent prognosis and quality of life,” wrote Dr. Schapira in his declaration. 

Dr. Sanjay Vohra graduated from Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, India. Vohra completed his medical residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ, followed by a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

5 Comments to Jury Awards $1.9 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Vohra, M.D.

  1. Naj says:

    Another case of ‘Book Doctors’ from India. All they do is memorise the medical book to pass exams.

    • Raveendra B. Suryadevara, MD says:

      What are you trying to say? I wish you could elaborate your comment. How can one pass the examinations, if they don’t memorize the accumulated literature?

  2. Raveendra B. Suryadevara, MD says:

    Unfortunately, no edit button.
    Correction: The last sentence of my comment should be read as:
    How can one pass the examinations, if one does not memorize the accumulated literature.

    • Sony says:

      Generally, Indian students depend on memory to pass exams and get good grades. The old education system encourages it. The ability to think rationally, analyze problems, and find a solution are not learned or used a lot in schools and colleges. So, most if not all, doctors, engineers, or people in any profession are not proficient in their occupation. Add greed to the incompetency and we have many frauds and lawsuits against physicians.

  3. Michael Fitzpatrick says:

    I have been a patient of Dr Sanjay Vohra Since November of 2020 when I was recovering from COVID. I have been very satisfied with his work. In November of 2023 Dr Vohra placed 3 stents which very much improved my life, and arranged for having a TAVAR proceedure, all of which, “gave me my old life” back!
    In late March this year I was on vacation in Florida and came dowm with a serious bacterial infection which caused hospitalization for 11 days. The treatment reqiuired daily IV infusions for a month and I could not be discharged from the hospital until having an ID Doctor, Infusion services, and Home Healthcare arranged at home in Henderson, NV.
    I called Doctor Vohra for help. He interrupted his weekend to take the time to help me arrange all of the above so I could travel home. I will always be greatful for his help and services and highly recommend Doctor Sanjay Vohra for cardio care.

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