An Ocean County, New Jersey medical malpractice case alleging an emergency room physician misdiagnosed a heart attack recently settled for $1 million. After visiting the Ocean Care Center in 2010, and complaining of shortness of breath for over 2 weeks, the plaintiff was given an x-ray, diagnosed with pneumonia and sent home. When the symptoms persisted, a second x-ray and CT scan taken 2 weeks later revealed signs of a heart attack. Plaintiff subsequently underwent a heart transplant and must now take anti-rejection drugs that depress his immune system and raise the risk of infection and illness. It was alleged in the lawsuit that, had plaintiff been properly diagnosed earlier, the damage to his heart would have been less.