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Father Of Two Dies During Ménage Ý  Trois, Family Awarded $3M For His Deadly Indiscretion

 Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, William Martinez, man dies of heart attack during threesome, family gets $3M for death after threesome, malpractice lawsuits

How much common sense information does a doctor need to tell his/her patient?

Do you think we have gotten just a tad out of hand with the abundance of lawsuits in our country? It sometimes seems as though anyone can blame anything on a doctor, company or manufacturer to get out of taking responsibility for their own behavior and choices. Today’s latest case in point: a Georgia man who died of a heart attack while engaging in amorous, simultaneous activity with two women… neither of which were his wife.

The family of William Martinez was asking for $5 million dollars in a settlement claiming the man’s doctor failed to tell him to not engage in any vigorous physical activity. A week prior to the threesome, Martinez went to Dr. Sreeni Gangasani at the CardioVascular Group in Lawrenceville, Ga. with complaints of chest pain that shot up into his arm. The exact medical report is unclear but he was scheduled to undergo a stress test the following week to further investigate the cause of the pain. Martinez’s lawyers said the doctor never directly told the 31-year-old patient to avoid engaging in any strenuous physical activity.

Dr. Gangasani’s lawyers said they will appeal the decision. It’s also not clear if by “family,”  they mean the man’s wife and two sons or his siblings and parents.

The jury said they didn’t grant the full amount of $5 million requested because they found Martinez to be 40 percent responsible for his own health. That’s something, isn’t it? Not 100, or 80, or even 75 percent responsible for his own health, just 40. I wonder how that determination is made, exactly.

I can see how the family must be devastated by the loss of their family member, and yes, if he visited the doctor just a week before he died, they surely would want to look into it further. But, and this a big but, isn’t it common sense to maybe not engage in a wild threesome when you have just had chest pain and are scheduled for a stress test? Maybe you should just rest and try your best not to work yourself up in any manner.

What do you think? Did the jury get it right? Or is our already litigious society gone totally bonkers?

 

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