Published in Blood Weekly, May 13th, 2004
A St. Louis County Circuit Court jury on April 23, 2004, awarded $412,500 to the family of Linda Grissom. The lawsuit was against Ronald Gaskin, MD, the surgeon who cut Grissom's aorta when she was having her gallbladder removed and repaired the wound during the operation.
However, Grissom could not then have blood transfusions because that would have been contrary to her beliefs.
In the ruling, the jury awarded total damages of $750,000, but found the surgeon only 55% at...
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