Mistrial Declared In Ohio Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis Case


A Youngstown, Ohio judge declared a mistrial today after a jury deliberated for five and a half hours in the civil lawsuit by the estate of Shawn Coin against Dr. Steven Swain.

Coin was the Youngstown State University football video coordinator.

Coin visited Dr. Swain after experiencing exercise-induced chest pain over a three-month period. The treating physician, Dr. Swain, failed to order an electrocardiogram or a stress test despite Coin’s complaints. Additionally, Dr. Swain never referred him to a cardiologist, notwithstanding the fact that Coin’s medical history showed that Coin’s father suffered from coronary artery disease and underwent coronary bypass surgery at age 50.

Dr. Swain diagnosed Coin with costochondritis, an inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs to the breastbone. Coin died of a heart attack at the age of 31, just three months after his first visit to Dr. Swain.

The jury declared they were deadlocked and the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

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