Pa. Justices Ax Appeal In $10M ALS Misdiagnosis Row

Law360, Philadelphia (September 12, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a bid by a University of Pennsylvania doctor seeking a new trial after a Philadelphia County court awarded more than $10 million in damages to a New Jersey man who was misdiagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2003.

The justices issued a one-page order shooting down the appeal bid, leaving intact a Philadelphia County judge’s 2011 decision denying motions by Dr. Leo McClusky and the University of Pennsylvania Health System seeking judgment in their favor notwithstanding the verdict or a new trial.

The justices did not comment on the case in...

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