Mistrial declared in Weis’ lawsuit after juror collapses

first_imgWeis claims they botched his care after gastric bypass surgery in June 2002. An attorney for Weis said it was with “great reluctance” that he ask for the mistrial in the case that was expected to go to the jury today. A judge in Boston declared a mistrial Tuesday in Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis’ medical malpractice lawsuit after a juror collapsed and several doctors – including the two defendants – rushed to his aid. The juror, an older man, began moaning as he listened to an expert testifying in defense of Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons Charles Ferguson and Richard Hodin. The 38-year-old will face John Castle in a four-round fight Thursday at Mountaineer Racetrack and Gaming Resort in Chester, W.Va. “The rug was yanked out from under my feet by a misdiagnosis,” he said. “All I want to do is fight. … It’s unfinished business.” HOCKEY: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jordan Leopold will miss approximately four weeks after tests revealed a fractured wrist, team officials said. BASKETBALL: Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo plans to put off retirement for at least one more season. “I will play next year. Hopefully I will play here again. That’s my hope and my wish. My wife keeps telling my I should not walk away right now,” Mutombo told Houston television station KRIV. At 40, Mutombo is the oldest player in the league. In all, he has played in 1,123NBA games during his career with Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Houston. During his 16-year NBA career, Mutombo has averaged 10.3 points and 10.5rebounds a game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I cannot think of an instance there would be more reason than when a juror has this kind of incident,” attorney Michael Mone said. SOCCER: Manchester United beat Lille 1-0 in London on a disputed goal in a Champions League game. Also, Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich 3-2, PSV Eindhoven beat Arsenal 1-0 and Celtic held AC Milan to a 0-0 tie in the other first-leg matches of the second round. BOXING: Former World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison is staging a comeback, saying that a positive HIV test that ended his career more than a decade ago was inaccurate. “I’m negative and I’ve always been negative and that should be the end of it,” Morrison said. last_img read more