On April 25, 2014, Sommers Schwartz attorney Robert Sickels obtained a $1.6 million verdict in Saginaw County, Michigan Circuit Court for a woman whose family medicine physician failed to properly treat her coronary artery disease.

When the plaintiff began treating with the doctor in 2007, she already had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.  At later visits, the doctor disregarded certain signs of heart disease, prescribing steroids and antibiotics for what he believed to be sinusitis and respiratory illness.  Three days after her last visit with the physician, the patient had a massive heart attack, which required her to undergo repeated angioplasty procedures and another surgery to implant a pacemaker.

The jury awarded the plaintiff $262,268.86 in economic damages representing her medical expenses – the remainder of the verdict was for past and future non-economic loss.

If you or someone close to you has been the victim of medical negligence due to physician or hospital error, please contact Rob Sickels and the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Medical Malpractice Group today – you only have a limited amount of time to take action!