Atty, Doc's Emergency Juror Care Doesn't Merit Retrial

By Celeste Bott (November 20, 2019, 3:59 PM EST) -- A doctor accused of malpractice doesn't have to go through a retrial after he and his defense attorney helped a juror receive medical care when the juror became ill during the closing arguments in a medical malpractice trial, an Illinois appellate court said Tuesday.

Toward the end of a trial over whether the doctor, Konstantin Slavin, negligently performed a spinal operation and was negligent in the patient's follow-up care, a juror became ill, and Slavin and his defense counsel — who is a nurse — came to the juror's aid. The juror was discharged and closings resumed, but the judge delayed deliberations until...

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