Pediatric cardiology experts will opine in the case against sixteen year old Trinity Carr who is charged in the death of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis. Ms. Joyner died after an assault by fellow students at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, DE. Delaware’s medical examiner believes Joyner died from sudden cardiac death attributable to her heart condition. As reported in The Wilmington News Journal, pediatric cardiology expert Dr. Gidding states “atrial septal defect is not a cause of sudden death.” Dr. Gidding is Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.
Pediatric cardiologists care for young people with congenital or acquired cardiac and cardiovascular abnormalities. The scope of their practice is extensive since congenital heart disease affects approximately one percent of newborns in the US.
Ms. Joyner had atrial septal defect. Mayo Clinic describes ASD as “a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart.” Pediatric cardiology medical expert witnesses will opine on whether the assault on Ms. Joyner or her heart condition caused her death. Board certified cardiologists with proven experience provide necessary expertise in litigation involving congenital cardiac defects.