The children of a former police officer claim that their father's emergency room doctor allowed him to die so the doctor could steal his expensive Rolex watch, according to a lawsuit filed last week. The ER doctor was indicted last month stemming from the June incident. The doctor is also facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his children.
On June 1, 2009, the victim was rushed by ambulance to the hospital with heart problems. According to a 15-page civil lawsuit, the family alleges that the doctor noticed the expensive Presidential Rolex watch, then allowed their father to die from a heart attack so he could steal the watch. The lawsuit alleges that two nurses at the hospital noticed the missing watch after their father died and saw a watch bulge in the doctor's pocket.