Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed against Doctor and Hospital

The family of a man who died of a heart attack after visiting an emergency room is suing the hospital and doctor who treated him in Elmira, New York.

The family seeks monetary damages for the wrongful death of Stephen M. Salyga, who was 55 when he died after visiting the emergency department at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on account of having difficulty breathing.

Dr. Michael Duchynski diagnozed Salyga and prescribed for him an antibiotic. Salyga suffered a heart attack that killed him two days later.

According to Christina Sonsire, the attorney of the family, Duchynski ignored the EKG records that showed Salyga's abormal heart rhythm.