Practice Area:Medical Malpractice
Outcome:$2 million settlement
Description:Plaintiff, 81 years old, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by his primary care physician after suddenly passing out with no warning. The plaintiff did not receive any medication or treatment for atrial fibrillation from his primary care physician and he was not referred to a cardiologist for the management of his life-threatening heart abnormality. Eight months later, the plaintiff suffered a massive stroke caused by untreated atrial fibrillation.