Husband and Father Dies of Heart Condition That Doctor Failed to Diagnose; Settled For $1 Million
A 48-year-old husband and father of two died of a cardiac arrhythmia that his doctor failed to diagnose, even though the man had seen the doctor just days earlier with symptoms suggestive of the condition. The victim visited the doctor the day after fainting while walking with his wife. Although the incident was suggestive of an arrhythmia, the doctor did not follow accepted standards of care, which would have required that his patient see a cardiologist immediately. The victim died four days later. Daniel Hodes represented the deceased’s family and recovered $1 million (the limit of the doctor’s insurance coverage) in mediation, for their personal loss as well as the loss of the decedent’s support.