At issue in this case, which ended in the Idaho Supreme Court, was whether the jury’s verdict would stand. A medical malpractice lawsuit was brought by Leila Brauner against AHC of Boise d/b/a Aspen Transitional Rehab (Aspen). The lawsuit arose out of Aspen’s delay in sending Brauner to the hospital following her knee replacement surgery, which was a substantial factor resulting in the amputation of her right leg above the knee at mid-thigh.
After a jury trial, a verdict in favor of Brauner was signed by the jury in the amount of $2,265,204 in damages.
Aspen appealed, alleging that various pre-trial and post-trial rulings were in error and resulted in an unsustainable judgment.