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� 1 In this medical malpractice action, Appellant Vincenza Cangemi originally sought to recover wrongful death and survival damages from Appellees Alfonso A. Emmolo, M.D., Michael Cone, D.O. and Northwest Medical Center on a theory of failure to diagnose an abdominal aneurysm. Prior to trial, Dr. Cone and the Northwest Medical Center were dismissed from the case on summary judgment. *fn1 A jury trial against the remaining physician resulted in a verdict for the defense. In special interrogatories, the jury found Dr. Emmolo was negligent but determined his negligence was not a substantial factor in causing Mr. Cangemi’s death, resulting in a defense verdict. Post-trial motions were denied by the trial court. Appellant appeals both the grant of summary judgment in favor of Northwest Medical Center and the judgment entered following the denial of post-trial motions. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand for a new trial as to both Dr. Emmolo and Northwest.

� 2 According to the testimony at trial, Michael Cangemi appeared at the Northwest Medical Center Emergency Room on September 27, 1992 complaining of abdominal bloating, discomfort, weakness and vomiting. He was examined by Dr. Davidson, the emergency room doctor. Dr. Davidson ordered an abdominal x-ray and a chest x-ray. At that time, Mr. Cangemi was admitted to the hospital under the service of Dr. Emmolo, his family physician, who was also on staff at the hospital. It is undisputed that the x-ray disclosed the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, according to Dr. Emmolo, he never received a copy of the x-ray or the x-ray report. Unfortunately, Mr. Cangemi was released from the hospital, and the aneurysm was not diagnosed at that time by Dr. Emmolo as the source of Mr. Cangemi’s internal bleeding. Over the next two months there was continued treatment by Dr. Emmolo for what Dr. Emmolo suspected to be anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding due to diverticulosis. Finally, on November 19, 1992, Mr. Cangemi again went to the emergency room. He was seen by Dr. Cone. Again, the source of his internal bleeding was undiagnosed, and he was sent home. By the time he returned hours later the aneurysm had burst, and Mr. Cangemi was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for emergency surgery. Although the surgery was a success, Mr. Cangemi died later that same day from shock and kidney failure associated with tremendous blood loss.

� 3 The first issue we will address is whether the jury verdict is against the weight of the evidence. We note the standard of review of the denial of a motion for a new trial is not different than the grant of a new trial. Livelsberger v. Kreider, 743 A.2d 494 (Pa. Super. 1999).

 
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