Paper: Trial In Dr. Jennifer Sidari’s Death To Start Next Week

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The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader this morning ran a front-page story previewing the upcoming medical malpractice trial in the death of Jennifer Sidari, the 26-year-old doctor who died in May 2013 as she was set to embark on a promising medical career.

Sidari’s family filed a lawsuit in January 2014 alleging, among other things, that she died of a small blood clot in her head that doctors at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center failed to immediately diagnose and treat because proper tests were not ordered.

Attorney Matt Casey, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, told the paper that the death was “a preventable and incalculable loss both for the Sidari family and for this entire region.”

“We look forward to a jury, once and for all, loudly and clearly rendering its verdict,” said Casey, who is representing the Sidari family.

Shortly before her death, Sidari graduated from The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton and was about to start her pediatric residency at Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville.

The trial is set to start Monday, Feb. 29 in the Luzerne County Courthouse. It is expected to last several weeks and feature the testimony of potentially hundreds of witnesses, including medical experts from Yale, Harvard and Stanford, The Times Leader reported.

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