3.65 Million Dollar Settlement For Victim Of An Evolving Heart Attack That Went Undiagnosed

October 22, 2014 / Jeff Meyers

A 56 year old woman presented to the hospital with chest pain and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. After her pancreatic enzymes normalized, her chest pain grew worse and she suffered a cardiac arrest and prolonged resuscitation. We alleged that the hospital and its physicians should have considered an evolving heart attack when pancreatitis resolved and their failure to diagnose the injury led to a full cardiac arrest. After deposing over forty healthcare providers, the case was resolved on the strength of excellent support from expert witnesses.