Family Of Mother Who Was Misdiagnosed Awarded $3.5 Million In Settlement Against Medical Center And Doctors.

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The family of a Scranton, Pennsylvania mother of two, who died five years ago from an allegedly misdiagnosed heart problem, settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Geisinger Community Medical Center (“GCMC”) and two of their physicians for $3.5 million. The lawsuit accused GCMC and their physicians of failing to properly diagnose her heart condition, which ultimately resulted in her death. Kristine Coleman, 41 years-old, was a dietary technician at Allied Services, and had been admitted to GCMC after complaining of severe left shoulder pain radiating down her left arm.

A cardiac evaluation was ordered, including a cardiac catheterization, to determine whether any of her arteries were blocked. However, Dr. Huang allegedly canceled and never rescheduled the catheterization, even though it was arguably the only procedure that would have shown definitively whether Kristine Coleman was suffering a myocardial infarction, namely a heart attack. She was then discharged from GCMC but was brought back to the hospital by ambulance four days later with shortness of breath and pain in her left shoulder and arm, where she later died.

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