Jury selection occurred on August 26, 2022, in Farris v. Brann et al., Hon. Andrew Stone # 170906507, trial started today.

This is a wrongful death case. Plaintiff is Patricia Farris, the 64 year old widow of Delmar Farris.

The Second Amended Complaint alleges that: “On August 21, 2016, Mr. Farris, age 69, arrived at SLRMC E.R. complaining of chest pain and pressure, tightness in throat, short of breath, and nausea. While in the E.R. he also reported the pain as 8 or 9 out of 10, pain in his left arm, pain moving between heart and throat, and being dizzy and lightheaded.” Delmar was admitted to SLRMC three hours later. He was discharged from SLRMC on August 24, 2016. The next day, he died of an aortic dissection. The claims against the Defendants are that they failed to diagnose or rule out an aortic dissection prior to discharge.

The docket is here and the Second Amended Complaint is here.

Trial is scheduled for four weeks.

-Patricia Farris – represented by Pete Summerill and Colin King.

– William M. Brann, M.D. (cardiologist) – represented by Bobby Wright and Rafael Seminario (Steward Health Care) https://www.steward.org/about

– Alexander Del Castillo, M.D. (hospitalist), Santibanez Aguirre, P.C. (Dr. Del Castillo’s employer), and Ravinder S. Ahluwalia, M.D.[1] (hospitalist) – represented by Dave Epperson (MedPro Group)

– Thomas Calame, M.D. (cardiologist) – represented by Mike Miller and Dustin Johnson (UMIA)

– Physicians’ Group of Utah, Inc. (employer of Dr. Brann)- represented by Shawn McGarry (Steward Health Care)

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (IASIS/Steward) was a defendant, but got out on summary judgment.

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