Georgia Medical Malpractice Verdict Due To Death During A Threesome

A Georgia medical malpractice jury on May 29, 2012 awarded $3 million to the survivors of a 31-year-old husband/father of two after a seven-day trial involving allegations that the man’s cardiologist committed medical malpractice that caused or contributed to his death that occurred during a threesome sexual encounter (his wife was not involved with the threesome). It was alleged that the cardiologist failed to instruct the man to not engage in physical activities. The original verdict in the amount of $5 million was reduced to $3 million because the medical malpractice jury determined that the man was 40% responsible for his own death.

One week before his death, the man visited a cardiologist complaining of chest pain radiating into his left arm. The cardiologist scheduled the man for a stress test eight days later but failed to instruct the man to avoid all physical activities until the stress test could be completed. The stress test was scheduled for the day after the man’s threesome on March 12, 2009.

The medical malpractice claim alleged that the man had high blood pressure and that medical testing had indicated that he was at high-risk for clogged arteries. The medical malpractice claim alleged that the cardiologist failed to take a proper medical history from the man.

The lawyer for the defendant cardiologist and his medical practice has stated their intention to appeal the jury’s verdict.

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While the circumstances of the man’s death are indeed highly unusual and sensational, the underlying claims of medical malpractice are disturbing and the distraction of the manner in which the man died should not overshadow the medical negligence that may have occurred.

Physicians and other medical professionals must obtain a complete medical history from new patients so that their medical decisions regarding care and treatment can be timely, appropriate, and competent. If underlying medical conditions and other relevant information such as medications being taken by the patient are not known, the medical treatment ordered may be unnecessary or inappropriate.

If the medical negligence of a physician or other health care provider may be the cause of your injuries and losses, the prompt advice from a local medical malpractice attorney may help you decide if you should file a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages.

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