Last updated: February 27. 2014 11:40PM - 2958 Views
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PHILADELPHIA — The lawsuit over a 26-year-old Beach Haven woman’s brain hemorrhage death last year has led to another public statement, this time from attorneys representing the family of the late Jessica Gensel in her case against Geisinger Health System.

On Wednesday, Geisinger released a statement about the case, as published in this space. Among its contentions, Geisinger stressed the difference between Gensel’s case and that of another 26-year-old woman, Dr. Jennifer Sidari, whose family is suing Geisinger over alleged errors after she died of a blood clot on her brain on May 29. Gensel died April 1.

On Thursday, Philadelphia-based attorney Matt Casey responded that “to tell the public the cases aren’t similar, as Geisinger has done with its press release, is shocking, and the notion is belied by even the most cursory examination of the cases.”

Casey also said comparisons between the cases came not from him, but from a newspaper article that ran in another publication, referring to the cases as “eerily similar.”

Both cases were filed in Luzerne County Court.

“Why did these two young women, both precisely the same age with precisely the same diagnosis (venous sinus thrombosis/blood clot) die of precisely the same thing (brain hemorrhage) at precisely the same hospital only days, in each case, after Geisinger medical providers decided their situations weren’t emergent?” Casey asked.

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