Instead, he said, she experienced a stroke that left her unable to walk or care for herself. Silberberg said hours passed before Vicary was taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital in rush-hour traffic rather than to Hoag Hospital, a mile away.
McMahon said in his opening statement that Vicary’s decline was due to the progressive nature of her illness, not anything done by Arata. He pointed out that the consent form she signed included risk of stroke or death and included language that any improvement in multiple sclerosis symptoms is still being investigated and outcomes are not guaranteed.
Cece wrote:There was a signed consent form. There was what seems like a delay in recognizing that a stroke had occurred and an unfortunate choice in not going to the closest hospital. But the case has been dismissed.
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