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1) Name the prevailing parties in the trial court proceeding.
Plaintiffs-Appellants = Mary K. Lane, and Ross E. Lane
Defendants-Appellees = W. S. WALLACE, Dan B. Holton, W. W.Wersich
2) Name the trial court. Also name the appellate court.
Trial Court = United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Appellate Court = United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
3) What kind of case is it?
A medical malpractice suit in which the jury returned a verdict for the three doctors
4) In your own words, provide a summary of the facts of the case
Mary Kathleen Lane and Ross E Lane, the plaintiffs, had been married for 20 years and have four children. On October 1972, radiological tests were performed on Mrs. Lane by two radiologists who were practicing in Pueblo, Colorado. The tests showed a suspicious radiolucency or lesion on her right renal pelvis and an urologist was consulted. Additional tests made in 1972 showed the presence of suspicious radiolucency. With the approval of Mrs. Lane, defendants performed exploratory kidney surgery which disclosed no tumor or malignancy. But later on a pseudocyst was discovered at the operative site and a doctor, other than the defendants, removed the right kidney. The plaintiffs filed a suit on the negligence of the defendants in not apprising plaintiffs of the hazards of exploratory surgery and in their diagnosis and surgery....
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