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$6.3M Awarded to Widow of Jogger who Died of a Heart Attack

A Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,  jury awarded $6.3 million to a woman whose 48-year-old husband died of a heart attack while jogging, six weeks after a cardiologist at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem cleared him of any heart problems.

James L. Cowher II of Ringtown, Schuylkill County, collapsed while jogging on Aug. 23, 2016, and was found in a ditch by passersby. An autopsy showed that he died from acute myocardial infarction and that his arteries were severely constricted, according to a lawsuit filed in 2018.

Dr. Sobhan Kodali, of St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates, was negligent in failing to diagnose severe coronary artery disease despite symptoms that included repeated episodes of radiating chest pain associated with shortness of breath, nausea and sweating, said attorney Andy Youman, who represents Cowher’s widow, Karen Cowher.

Read the source article at The Morning Call

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