A 56 year old gentleman went to the emergency room with complaints of pain and difficulty breathing. He was told to wait in the waiting room after the triage was completed, he continued to have these symptoms. His family doctor was contacted who then intervened and requested that an EKG be taken. The EKG was taken and he was asked to wait in the waiting room again. The EKG indicated that he was in fact having a heart attack; however the information was not timely provided to one of the ER doctors. The patient then had a heart attack in the waiting room which resulted in his death. A substantial settlement was reached prior to trial.