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Mayes v. Bryan, B172533

Verdict against defendant physician for negligence and wrongful death is affirmed over claim of instructional error where defendants invited any error in the substantial factor instruction, and the court did not err in not instructing the jury on but-for causation. Damage calculation is also affirmed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2006
  • Published 05/25/2006




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Bruce G. Fagel and Associates, Bruce G. Fagel, Beverly Hills, Richard Akemon, Redlands, and James E. Wright, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs, Respondents, and Cross-Appellants., Thelen Reid & Priest, Curtis A. Cole, Kenneth R. Pedroza, Los Angeles, and E. Todd Chayet;  Schmid & Voiles, Susan Schmid, Los Angeles, and Rebecca J. Hogue for Defendants, Appellants, and Cross-Respondents.
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