The widow of an Atlanta cop wins a $3 million lawsuit against doctors after the man had a heart attack having a three-way sex affair in a motel room 3 years ago.
William Martinez, 31, was engaged in a threesome sex act with another man and a women, who was not his wife, at an Atlanta airport motel in 2009 when he collapsed and died from a heart attack.
The widowed Mrs. Marinez then sued her husband’s doctor for not warning him, to not participate in strenuous physical activity after complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath, until further testing can be done to diagnose his problem.
Last Friday the jury in the case found that Dr. Sreenivasulu Gangasani, and the Cardiovascular Group were 60% to blame for Martinez’s death from atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, agreeing with the plaintiff that the doctor did not properly diagnose and treat Martinez for high blood pressure, chest pains, shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat.
The jury found that Martinez himself was 40% responsible for his own death. They used those numbers to determine the amount they awarded to the widow, who was originally suing for $5 million.
“The type of sex that he was engaged in is the type that’s totally unacceptable to our community,” said Martinez family attorney Rod Edmond on Friday. “But the fact of the matter is this man could have died running on the treadmill, running after a criminal.”
Dr. Gangasani was said to be planning on appealing the case.