Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Michael Cunningham secured a confidential $1.5 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a 43-year-old man and single father of a teenage son, whose wrongful death was caused by the defendant doctors’ failure to timely diagnose and treat his arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease.
The decedent was seen by various physicians at the defendant hospital for cardiac-related complaints over a four-year period:
The decedent died at his home on April 2, 2016, and according to the subsequent autopsy, the cause of death was acute congestive heart failure due to arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease. The autopsy showed the decedent had left ventricular hypertrophy, which would have been easily identified on an echocardiogram if one had been performed. The autopsy revealed no evidence of asthma.
The lawsuit alleged that if a cardiac workup would have been conducted at some point during the three years, the decedent presented to various doctors at the defendant hospital, the arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease would have been discovered, a stent could have surgically been implanted, and the decedent’s death would have been prevented.
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