Georgia man’s death during threesome nets his family $3M in trial
Relatives argued he wasn’t properly warned about the dangers of physical activity
The family of a Georgia man who died when his heart couldn’t take a
three-way sex romp was awarded a hefty $3 million payout by a jury,
according to reports.
William Martinez’s estate was originally seeking $5 million in a
medical malpractice case that claimed a cardiologist failed to warn the
31-year-old to stay away from physical activity. While Gwinnett County
jurors sided with the family Tuesday, they agreed to a lesser amount
after finding Martinez was 40% liable for his own death, the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday.
Martinez, a husband and father of two, was engaged in a threesome with a
friend and another woman who was not his wife, according to the
newspaper. He died March 12, 2009.
The week before, Martinez reportedly went to the CardioVascular Group
in Lawrenceville, Ga., complaining of chest pains that shot up his arm,
said CBS affiliate WAOK in Atlanta.
A test was scheduled for eight days later, but the day before the test
he decided to engage in the extramarital hanky panky, according to
His attorneys argued that attending cardiologist Dr. Sreeni Gangasani
neglected to tell Martinez to refrain from getting too physical —
presumably including any sexual activity — before the test was
Martinez’s legal team said he had high blood pressure and his heart was
at risk of having clogged arteries, The Journal-Constitution reported.
Attorneys at Edmond & Lindsay in Atlanta couldn’t be reached for
comment Wednesday, The Journal-Constitution said, and it was unclear
whether Martinez’s wife or his two sons would be benefitting financially
from the judgment.
The trial began last Monday in state civil court.
An attorney for Gangasani told The Journal-Constitution, “We’re definitely going to appeal the verdict and the judgment.”
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