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Family Fights Verdict For Doc Who OK'd Surgery

Law360, Miami (January 31, 2018, 9:37 PM EST) -- The family of a woman who died in surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her skull urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to overturn a directed verdict in favor of the doctor who signed off on her anesthesia, arguing that the issue of whether his actions caused the woman's death is a question for the jury and should not have been decided by the judge.

In an initial brief, the family of Maria Elena Espinosa said the trial court “usurped the jury's functions by directing...
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