Doctor Misreads Evidence of Impending Heart Attack

Our client presented to his doctor with jaw pain, nausea, sweating and shortness of breath. The doctor treated him for indigestion and released him. He had taken an EKG, but missed the evidence on the tracing of an impending heart attack. When he left the clinic, the man suffered a myocardial infarction and had a car wreck injuring himself and his wife. He was taken to another hospital and survived.


During discovery the doctor admitted the missed diagnosis and the case settled for a confidential amount.