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1:15 PM, Jun 14, 2012 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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From USA Today:

A jury has awarded a Georgia woman $3 million over her husband's heart attack, finding that his doctor should have warned the Atlanta cop against strenuous activity like the three-way sex he was having at the time he died, WXIA-TV reports.

William Martinez, a 31-year-old Atlanta police officer, collapsed and died while he and a male friend were having sex with a woman who was not his wife at an Atlanta airport motel in 2009.

The jury on Friday found that Dr. Sreenivasulu Gangasani and the Cardiovascular Group were 60% to blame for Martinez's death from atheroschlerotic coronary artery disease, agreeing with the plaintiff that the doctor did not properly diagnose and treat Martinez for high blood pressure, chest pains, shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat

They also charged that Gangasani did not warn Martinez to avoid strenuous physical activity until more tests could be done.... But their verdict form also found William Martinez 40% responsible for his own death.

If only the doctor advised Martinez to limit himself to two-way sex...

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