Practice Area: Medical malpractice
Outcome: Confidential Settlement
Description: A 39 year old father of three young children with multiple risk factors for coronary disease presented to his primary care physician complaining of mid-sternal chest pain. Without performing any diagnostic studies the primary care physician diagnosed the 39 year old father of three with gastroesphoageal reflux disease "GERD" and sent the patient home with samples and a prescription for Prilosec. Within hours of being discharged from his primary care physician's care, this young father had a massive and fatal heart attack from an occluded coronary artery.