Joyce Felty v. Hassan (UCDMG Vacaville)

Solano Superior Court – 14 trial days, November 2001. Plaintiff alleged failure of defendant physician (of Arab extraction) to workup and diagnose an underlying cardiac condition, which was alleged to have resulted in massive heart attack which led to severe cardiac dysfunction and disability. Workup of the patient was complicated by numerous co-morbid conditions. Claimed damages consisted of severe disability due to death of approximately one half of the heart muscle during the heart attack in question, as well as need for ongoing medical care. Plaintiff requested approximately $400,000.00 from the jury.  Last demand $200,000.00. No offer. Defense verdict after 2 hours. No appeal.