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Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney Obtains Settlement in Wrongful Death Case
Date:2/23/2010

NASA engineer dies after instructions to stop taking Plavix® and Aspirin for elective colonoscopy. Cleveland medical malpractice attorney nets settlement for widow.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 23, 2010 -- Medical negligence attorney Nicholas A. DiCello of the Spangenberg Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio reports that he and his firm have obtained a substantial monetary settlement on behalf of a local man's widow and children. (Case number CV-08-654754 filed in the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.)

According to the case, when his wife needed to have a colonoscopy, a local NASA engineer offered to get one with her. During their initial consultation, the gastroenterologist instructed the patient to stop taking his Plavix® and Aspirin anti-blood clot medications five days before the colonoscopy, and to remain off of them for two days following the procedure. The gastroenterologist did not bother to consult with his patient's treating cardiologist who prescribed the medications to determine if stopping them was safe. The couples' colonoscopies were clear. The following morning, however, shortly after arriving to work, the NASA engineer suffered a massive fatal heart attack when blood clots clogged his coronary arteries. The local husband and father of three was 59 years old.

Because of his heart condition, a family history of premature coronary artery disease, and various stenting procedures, Attorney DiCello's client was prescribed long-
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