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.
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.