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Court: Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Hospital Group Pays $850,000 After Failing To Treat High Cholesterol
Wrongful Death of a husband and father, 42 years old, as the result of a heart attack. The cause of death was determined to be severe coronary artery disease with occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Plaintiff contends that the defendants failed to properly evaluate and treat decedent’s chronic hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) and other risk factors for coronary artery disease while decedent was a patient and treating regularly with the defendants between 1993 and 2000. Defense counsel contended that plaintiff decedent was noncompliant with his follow-up, treatment, diet and use of tobacco products.