$800,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease Case

The firm obtained an $800,000 settlement on behalf of the surviving wife and son of a 58-year-old man with hypertension and aortic insufficiency who complained to his physicians on March 15, March 16, and March 18, 1999 of chest pain, discomfort, and pressure felt in both shoulders and both elbows during activity and at rest. The involved physicians did not document an adequate history regarding the complaints; i.e., nature, length, frequency, nor did they expedite stress testing and echocardiogram evaluations. The man died on March 24, 1999. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.