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Widow awarded $3M in malpractice suit after man dies during threesome

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William Martinez died after suffering a fatal heart attack during a sex act with two other people. William Martinez died after suffering a fatal heart attack during a sex act with two other people.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

A jury awarded a widow a multimillion dollar verdict in a medical malpractice case involving a man who suffered a fatal heart attack during a sex act with two other people.

William Martinez, a police officer, went to a physician at the Cardiovascular Group in Lawrenceville after experiencing heart problems.

 Lawyers said that the doctor should have recognized that Martinez's symptoms were serious and should have sent him to the hospital for treatment.

"There was enough for him to make the call and to know that he should have sent this man directly to the hospital to get a stress test that clearly would have identified and diagnosed his blocked heart arteries," said attorney Rod Edmond.

A few days after the doctor's visit, Martinez went to a motel near Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to see a woman – not his wife – and another man for a sexual rendezvous.

Martinez died after having sex numerous times. The female returned from the bathroom and found him collapsed on the floor.

A Gwinnett County jury found the doctor negligent and awarded his widow a $3 million settlement.

A lawyer representing the doctor said that Martinez was told to make an appointment the next day, but Martinez delayed.

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