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SCV: Speculation on decedent’s reasoning inadmissible (access required)

The daughter and sister of a woman who died due to surgery complications lacked personal knowledge as to whether their mother knew of alternatives to surgery or whether she would have elected such alternatives had she known. Background In 2011, during an ER visit, decedent Margaret Starr was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. Defendant Dr. Gary Lahti, who ...