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$1.6 Million Awarded In College Basketball Player’s Death

According to the Associated Press, a jury has awarded parents $1.6 million in their medical malpractice lawsuit filed following their son’s death on an Eastern Connecticut State University basketball court.

The 22-year-old senior collapsed during a basketball game in 2005. The parents alleged the doctor who examined him in 2001 should have found the congenital heart defect known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The doctor found him to be in excellent health and signed his college medical form, according to the AP story.

The doctor scheduled an echocardiogram for the young man after the examination, but he did not show up for the test.

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