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Failure to diagnose impending heart attack results in death – $825,000 Settlement (access required)

A 50-year-old morbidly obese male patient with a history of uncontrolled high cholesterol presented to a family doctor complaining of back pain radiating to the chest, episodic shortness of breath and diaphoresis. An EKG was ordered revealing a Q wave in an inferior lead, which the treating physician concluded was an old infarct. Cardiac enzymes ...

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