Matthew Sauter of Sauter Sullivan, LLC took on a work injury case for a woman whose husband died of a heart attack suffered at work. Her husband was a controller at a large financial firm, which was experiencing some difficult times. Her husband had previous heart problems and had had an aortic valve replacement prior to his heart attack. Sauter Sullivan developed evidence that the work stress their client’s husband had experienced on the job was a contributing cause to his fatal heart attack. The firm hired a preeminent cardiologist to testify on behalf of the woman’s case. Prior to trial, the insurance company offered $10,000 to settle the case, but Sauter Sullivan took the case to trial and received an award granting the wife of the decedent a weekly payment for the rest of her life. The company appealed the case, but ultimately settled for $550,000.