Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Jury Of Idiots

Clark County shows once again we have idiot jurors in the jury pool.
From the LVRJ: A Clark County jury awarded more than $5 million to the family of a Las Vegas chef who died after taking methadone prescribed by his doctor.
After a two-and-a-half week trial, the jury decided against the doctor, Gauthum Reddy, in the malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit, but also found Chris Davis partly responsible for his own death.
The jury’s total award of $9.5 million, delivered late Wednesday night after more than 10 hours of deliberation, accounted for 47 percent negligence on the part of Davis and 53 percent negligence on the part of Reddy.
The case drew media attention after the doctor’s lawyer, Jacob Hafter, leveled claims of anti-Semitism and racism against the judge because she declined to have the trial postponed during a Jewish holiday.
Davis, who was married with three children, died Aug. 13, 2010, just four days after he started taking methadone, a pain reliever often used to treat drug addiction. He had a history of prescription drug and alcohol abuse, lawyers said.
Attorneys for the Davis family said the doctor was only allowed to prescribe methadone for pain, not addiction. 
Hafter argued that Davis was overweight and had an enlarged heart, as well as a scar on his heart that was indicative of a heart attack.
First, the article doesn't say so directly, but to me, it is clear the chef overdosed on the methadone.  And if that is the case, then his death is 100% his own fault.
And $9,500,000 for a chef?  Hell, he ain't Gordon Ramsey.
In the end, this amount will be overturned on appeal, I am pretty sure of that.
But it shows the dumbest get to go on juries in Clark county.

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