GLENDALE — Jurors this week awarded $4.6 million in damages to the family of a prominent local nonprofit director, finding that a Glendale doctor’s misdiagnosis led to his 2006 death.
Jurors on Wednesday awarded the family of Thomas Miller — KPCC radio anchor Susanne Whatley-Miller and the couple’s two daughters — after finding that the doctor was negligent in diagnosing the heart attack that ultimately killed the popular director of the Community Foundation of the Verdugos, formerly known as Glendale Community Foundation.
The family will receive approximately $1 million due to a $250,000 insurance cap on medical malpractice litigation, the family’s attorney, Dan Powell, said.
Jurors found that Dr. Collin Cooper, who works out of the Verdugo Hills Medical Group, was negligent in diagnosing and treating Miller, 51, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court documents, and that his negligence lead to Miller’s death.
“It’s a sad, sad tale,” Powell said.