Failure to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease Prompts $3.92M Award
September 18, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
A Maryland jury awarded $3.92 million to the estate of a patient who died after his cardiologist allegedly failed to diagnose coronary artery disease, according to a report from the September 2017 issue of Trial. The 28-year-old patient, who had a history of smoking and borderline hypertension, had been having chest pain for one year. His cardiologist ordered an echocardiogram that was interpreted as normal. The patient visited the cardiologist two more times, and the provider did not order further testing.