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