Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a man who died after suffering massive loss of heart muscle and cardiac arrest. According to the lawsuit, the decedent presented to the ER of the defendant hospital complaining of persistent chest pain and rising Troponins that required immediate catheterization. The plaintiff alleges that despite good heart function at that time, the decedent exhibited signs of acute myocardial infarction, and the defendant cardiologists should have intervened to open the left circumflex artery and later treated an irregular progressive stenosis. Instead, diagnosis and treatment were delayed, and placement of a guideliner catheter in the left anterior descending artery blocked blood flow. The plaintiff claims that the delay of the necessary percutaneous coronary intervention ultimate led to the decedent’s demise. The wrongful death action is pending in Oakland County, Michigan Circuit Court.