Meyers & Flowers Files Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against DuPage County Physician for Failure to Diagnose and Treat a Heart Attack
On December 12, 2017, Claire visited her primary care physician complaining of radiating pain on the left side of her chest for several days. Her physician and her physician's assistant diagnosed her with benign inflammation in the area where her ribs connect to her breastbone and sent her home with a prescription for steroids.
5 days later, Claire was in the emergency room suffering from a massive heart attack. She never made it out of the hospital and experience great pain and suffering before she passed away 9 months later. Claire is survived by a loving husband of 45 years, 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
This case is currently pending in DuPage County and is being handled by trial attorneys Craig D. Brown, Jonathan P. Mincieli, and Peter J. Flowers. The firm expects the case to go to trial in the fall of 2021 or the spring of 2022.
“Tragically, Claire’s physician and physician assistant ignored obvious clinical signs that she was having a heart attack on December 12, 2017. All they had to do was order an EKG that would have confirmed she was in the beginning stages of a heart attack and she would have received treatment that would have prevented any permanent damage to her heart,” said Craig Brown.
According to Co-Counsel Jonathan Mincieli, “It is an honor and privilege to represent such a wonderful family who needlessly lost the most important person in their lives. We are excited to present Claire’s story and our case to a jury if the insurance companies for the Defendants refuse to make a reasonable settlement offer.”