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Appellate court upholds summary judgment in wrongful death case of Jehovah’s Witness patient

Keisha Baumgartner filed suit against Columbia Anesthesia Group P.S. and Dr. Mark A. Morehart after her mother, Angela Baumgartner, died due to massive blood loss after surgery.

According to court documents, Angela Baumgartner went into surgery for a minimally invasive surgery to have a mass on her kidney removed. Morehart was her anesthesiologist.

Baumgartner is a Jehovah’s Witness and according to their religion, they are unable to receive blood transfusions, even if it is their own blood that has been stored elsewhere and returned to them