First Week Of Dr. Sidari’s Wrongful Death Trial Wraps


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As the first week of the wrongful death trial of the late Jennifer Sidari wrapped up in Luzerne County, Matt Casey, the family’s attorney, continued to present testimony showing that a delay in diagnosing a blood clot in her brain caused the death of the 26-year-old physician.

For a second day, Casey, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey in Philadelphia, continued to press Dr. Jessica Zingaretti about the care Sidari received at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and why it took more than two hours to complete “stat” head imaging scans.

At one point yesterday, Casey asked Zingaretti if she was concerned she hadn’t yet received the head scan results despite the urgent order. Zingaretti, who was responsible for Sidari’s care, responded, “I trusted it would be done ASAP.”

Sidari died in May 2013 just days after graduating at the top of her class from The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. She was preparing to start her residency in pediatrics at Geisinger.

In a wrongful death / medical malpractice lawsuit, he parents allege, among other things, that Sidari’s death was the result of the delay by Geisinger and its medical staff in ordering crucial head imaging scans that would have diagnosed a blog clot in her brain earlier while it was still treatable.

The trial, which is expected to last several more weeks, has drawn widespread media attention in the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania.

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