My cousin recently died as a result of heart disease. The death certificate is still pending, as they are doing some tests, but medical examiner gave a preliminary impression to my aunt.
My cousin went to the doctor last Wednesday complaining of shortness of breath, and told the doctor that he thought his childhood asthma might have returned. The doctor did check his heart and apparently noticed something because he was scheduled for additional tests for this week
The doctor sent him home with a prescription for Albuterol (an asthma inhaler). He died on Friday morning. His parents both have had heart problems and he was overweight, but had never been diagnosed as having heart problems.
Does this sound like a case of medical malpractice?