Panel OKs Doc's Win In Malpractice Trial Over Stent Death

By John Petrick (April 17, 2018, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A Washington state appeals court has affirmed a jury's finding that an elderly man's death days after stent surgery was not a result of the doctor's malpractice, agreeing with the trial judge's decision that certain statistical evidence about how often the doctor performed such surgeries was prejudicial and irrelevant.

Michael Moyer, son of decedent Grant Moyer, alleged in a suit filed in April 2015 that defendants PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and doctors William Lombardi and Sanjeev Vanderah were negligent in performing the procedure on the 85-year-old patient without first reviewing his medical records and analyzing his case.

Moyer contended evidence...

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