WESTMINSTER — The malpractice lawsuit against a Washington Heights Medical Center doctor is expected to go a Carroll County Circuit Court jury tomorrow.
McCay Vernon, of Ridge Road, sued Dr. Niel J. Borelli for unspecified damages in the 1988 death of Vernon's 63-year-old wife, Edith.
The suit contends that Borelli failed to properly diagnose a cancerous stomach tumor in 1986.
Testimony began Monday in the malpractice trial, which is the second one heard in the case.
A Carroll County Circuit Court jury found in favor of Borelli in a 1990 trial.
But the Maryland Court of Special Appeals last year ordered a retrial, saying instructions given to the jurors in the first trial were prejudicial against Vernon.