A Texas jury has found a hospital guilty of medical malpractice for its treatment of a 41-year-old woman who died of a heart attack within hours of an emergency room visit. The jury found that the hospital committed willful or wanton negligence” in their treatment of the woman. The jury awarded $1.3 million in damages to the woman, her mother and the woman’s two children. A copy of the article regarding the case can be found here.
As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have handled a number of medical malpractice cases involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat heart attacks. These cases are always troublesome because there are guidelines for which tests should be run on patients with heart attack symptoms (chest pain, difficulty breathing, arm pain, face pain, abnormal EKG, elevated cardiac enzymes, etc. To see some of the cases I have handled, click here.