|August 2008 · Vol. 20, No. 08
Comment & Controversy
It’s unclear what, exactly, juries base their decisions on
Every month I am amazed, shocked, and distressed—and, occasionally, reassured—by the cases presented in your Medical Verdicts column. The May installment was no exception. Missed meningitis? According to the case description, the high-risk ObGyn failed to detect streptococcal meningitis in a 46-year-old woman pregnant with twins, and both the woman and the twins died—but the defense verdict suggests there are more details than were reported.