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Lawsuit against doctor who failed to perform necessary tests, resulting in patient’s death, settles for $1.5 million

A medical malpractice lawsuit was recently settled for over $1.5 million on behalf of the family of a 37-year-old Illinois man who died of a heart problem resulting from the negligence of his doctor. The man died only days before a follow-up appointment was scheduled with his doctor. Unfortunately, during previous visits the doctor failed to perform the necessary tests to monitor the health of the man, who suffered from cardiac sarcoidosis. The tests the doctor should have performed include a Holter monitor test, an echocardiogram and a Thallium stress test. The doctor also failed to properly treat the patient, by neglecting to install an implantable defibrillator to regulate the man’s heart rhythm.