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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Final Reggie Lewis Appeal Denied: A state appellate court in Massachusetts has denied the request of Reggie Lewis's widow for a third try at persuading a jury that a cardiologist's negligence caused her husband's death. Lewis, a former player for the Boston Celtics, collapsed and died in the summer of 1993 while shooting baskets in a local gym. Lewis's widow claimed that Dr. Gilbert H. Mudge committed medical malpractice by failing to diagnose a lethal heart condition. Lawyers for Dr. Mudge responded that cocaine use by Lewis helped to contribute to his death. This latest denial most likely represents the final chapter in the case.


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