Strange Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Georgia man’s death during threesome nets his family $3M in strange medical malpractice lawsuit

During a strange medical malpractice lawsuit, a jury in Gwinnett County, Georgia awarded $3 million to the widow of an Atlanta police officer who died while having three-way sex.  They found that his doctor was negligent in not properly diagnosing and treating his heart condition. William Martinez’s estate was originally seeking $5 million in the strange medical malpractice lawsuit that claimed a cardiologist failed to warn the 31-year-old to stay away from physical activity. While Gwinnett County jurors sided with the family, they agreed to a lesser amount after finding Martinez was 40% liable for his own death. The thirty one year old married father-of-two died a day before he was due to have a heart stress test.  Lawyers Rod Edmond and Tricia Hoffler told a jury Martinez had called at the CardiVascular Group in Lawrenceville after experiencing a pain his chest that shot up his arm.  Martinez had high blood pressure and other tests showed he was at high risk of having clogged arteries.  The court heard that Dr Gangasani arranged a stress test for Martinez – but did not tell him to refrain from any physical activity.  A lawyer representing the doctor said that Martinez was told to make an appointment the next day, but Martinez delayed. Martinez fell off the bed while having sex with a male friend and another woman in a motel near the Atlanta airport on March 12, 2009. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead at South Fulton Medical Center, with the cause of death declared as “atheroschlerotic coronary artery disease.”  Martinez died after having sex several times. As bizarre as this case is, failure to diagnose can be grounds for Medical Malpractice. So can delayed diagnosis and wrong diagnosis. Not correctly and immediately diagnosing a patient’s condition can result in serious health complications and may even prove fatal.


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