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Court Upholds $5 Million Malpractice Verdict, August 2012

November 12, 2013 


Allison Downs et al. v. Orlito A. Trias,

M.D. et al.: The state Supreme Court has

upheld a $5 million jury verdict for a terminal

cancer patient who claimed that her doctor

failed to warn her that she had an increased

risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Defense lawyers appealed a 2010 jury verdict

on a host of grounds, one of them being

that the lawsuit was not a medical malpractice

case but rather an “informed consent” case.

The state’s highest court opted to review

 

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