Pa. Court Upholds $13M Malpractice Verdict Against UPMC

Law360, Philadelphia (November 5, 2013, 7:07 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Monday ruled that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was barred from casting doubt on the future earning potential of a 24-year-old man who died while being treated for a potential brain tumor, and affirmed a $13 million damage award handed to the man’s family.

A three-judge panel agreed that UPMC could not present evidence during a trial on damages aimed at proving that patient Michael Rettger’s brain tumor would have severely limited his future earning potential as an accountant after...
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