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3rd Circ. Rejects Rehearing Bid In Pa. Patient Death Suit

Law360 (June 14, 2018, 10:04 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit has declined to reconsider its May decision to affirm a defense verdict in a suit alleging a patient’s death was caused by a doctor’s failure to surgically implant a feeding tube as requested by the patient’s son through his power of attorney.

The appeals court on Wednesday denied without discussion the petition for panel rehearing or, alternatively, en banc rehearing, according to a two-page order.

In May, the three-judge panel unanimously affirmed a Pennsylvania federal judge’s decision to deny a new trial in...
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