Nos. 89-829, 89-830.

579 A.2d 177 (1990)

Alma D. WASHINGTON, et al., Appellants, v. WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER, Appellee, WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER, Appellant, v. Alma D. WASHINGTON, et al., Appellees.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided August 3, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David T. Smorodin, with whom Allen T. Eaton and W. David Allen, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellants/cross-appellees Alma D. Washington (individually and as next friend and conservator for LaVerne Alice Thompson), Michael L. Thompson (individually and as natural guardian of Devin Michelle Thompson), Devin Michelle Thompson, and Toyia I. Green.

J. Joseph Barse, with whom James F. Jordan, David P. Durbin, and William M. Harter, Jr., Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellee/cross-appellant Washington Hosp. Center.

Before ROGERS, Chief Judge, and STEADMAN and FARRELL, Associate Judges.

FARRELL, Associate Judge:

This appeal and cross-appeal arise from a jury verdict in a medical malpractice action against the Washington Hospital Center (WHC or the hospital) in favor of LaVerne Alice Thompson, a woman who suffered permanent catastrophic brain injury from oxygen deprivation in the course of general anesthesia for elective surgery. Appellants, the mother and daughters of the injured woman, challenge the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor...

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