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Failure to Diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome during Office Visit, $1M Verdict

November 26, 2013

An Illinois lawsuit in which a patient died from cardiac arrest while seeking emergency care three hours after visiting his primary care physician for complaints of chest discomfort was resolved by a jury verdict of $1.15 million, according to a report published in the October 2012 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements, and Experts. The 59-year-old patient visited his primary care physician …

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