My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: New York
I went for a cardiac stress test which was exercise and nuclear in origin to test before surgery. I got the all-clear, and when I had surgery, I had a heart attack a day later. The blockages were deemed to be long-standing, and now there is a questions as to why the stress test did not show the blockages. We have been trying for months to get the medical records of the nuclear test which should show the blockages, I am told, but the doctor will only produce the EKG results, we have even threatened the board of health.
My question is, if he claims he lost the nuclear test images or destroyed them somehow, do I still have a case? I have proof the test was done, and even literature from the doctor himself says I took the test. Can doctors simply destroy the evidence to get out of malpractice? I am 35 years old and because of him i lost 20% of my heart function.