A Philadelphia jury Thursday awarded $6.41 million to the children of a 38-year-old man who died after doctors at Temple University Hospital allegedly misdiagnosed his heart condition.
Derrick Harlem had collapsed on May 31, 2009, while playing basketball and was taken to the hospital with severe chest pain, the plaintiffs’ lawyers said. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and released after being given Motrin and an antibiotic. Three months later, Harlem collapsed again while playing basketball. He had suffered a massive heart attack and died on Nov. 12, 2009.