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Medical Malpractice in Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

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Attorney David Austin at Burke Eisner posted an article about a California jury that awarded a Modesto woman over $870,000 after her 49 year old husband died of a heart attack while on the job. An excerpt from the article about the malpractice case explains more:

Stockton attorney Stewart Tabak, who represents Bettencourt, said there were two key issues in the case: A Gould cardiologist failed to order a coronary angiograph test for Daniel Bettencourt to look for artery blockage and disregarded a family history of heart disease. Bettencourt’s mother had bypass surgery in her 50s, Tabak said.

“This young man gave repeated red flags that something serious was going on,” he said. “Regrettably, he fell through the cracks and he was allowed to die.”