Patient experiences fatal cardiac arrest as the result of an improper treatment.
A 51-year-old man with known heart trouble—including occlusion of vital arteries—was under the care of several doctors when he complained repeatedly of chest pain including, at times, extreme pain. In such a patient, appropriate care would have included diagnostic studies to determine the function of his heart.
Despite his recurring pain over an extended period, the appropriate tests were not done, and eventually the patient died of cardiac arrest. Kolsby Gordon attorneys achieved a seven-figure settlement for his family.