Massachusetts Family Gets $2.5M in Suit Against Clinic

June 8, 2012

The family of a Fall River, Mass., man who died hours after visiting a health clinic with chest pains has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against the clinic’s operators and two employees for $2.5 million.

The suit said 33-year-old Eric Dupre went to the Prima Care walk-in clinic in Somerset in June 2006. He was sent home after his EKG was read within normal limits and died there 12 hours later.

The suit was filed in 2008 by his widow and the couple’s two children. The suit alleged negligence by Prima Care as well as by a doctor and physician’s assistant.

The Herald News reports that the case was settled on May 23 following mediation. Prima Care, the doctor and the physician’s assistant, denied negligence or wrongdoing.

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