Man sues banking giant for giving him a heart attack

November 21, 2013, 10:12 amYahoo7

John Stecher, 61, claims the bank’s mistake caused him stress, following which he collapsed in a local branch and had to be rushed to the hospital.

A man is suing Bank of America, claiming the banking giant gave him a heart attack.

John Stecher, 61, claims the bank’s mistake caused him stress, following which he collapsed in a local branch and had to be rushed to the hospital.

After his mortgage was lost, Stecher allegedly started getting calls from bank employees who warned him that his “credit history would be negatively impacted.”

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They also said he was “in jeopardy of foreclosure,” according to the lawsuit.

Stecher says he went to the branch office on Carmel Road in Charlotte in November 2011 to pay his mortgage but his lawyer Paul Goodson claims the bank lost the payment.

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Goodson told a local TV station that while pleading with the bank manager to find his payment, his client became distressed and started experiencing shortness of breath.

Stecher had a heart attack and is now suing the bank. The lawyer says Stecher was in good health before that day, and his doctors have diagnosed that the attack was stress-induced, the lawsuit alleges.

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Goodson wants a jury to decide on damages.

Bank of America had no comment on the pending lawsuit, which only said they are seeking damages over $10,000.

Goodson has told the TV station that his client is suing for “any amount to get their attention to pay more attention to their customers and their own mistakes.”

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A few days after the heart attack, the bank reportedly admitted it made a mistake and the mortgage payment had been made on time.

No trial date has been set.

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