- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut jury has found two Bridgeport cardiologists liable for a Shelton man’s death and ordered them to pay his widow more than $2.4 million.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1e8QG81 ) the Bridgeport Superior Court jury determined Friday that doctors Kevin Lenhart and Charles Landau were negligently responsible for 61-year-old Wesley Wirth’s death.

Witnesses testified Wirth was brought to St. Vincent’s Medical Center complaining of chest pain and dizziness in May 2009. Doctors determined Wirth’s EKG was normal and discharged him. Wirth returned to the hospital with chest pains a few hours later, but again was discharged.

Wirth died of a heart attack later the same month.

The lawsuit claimed Lenhart and Landau incorrectly interpreted Wirth’s EKG and stress test reports. The doctors’ lawyers didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment Friday.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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