Docket Nos. 97-6057, 97-6099.

140 F.3d 381 (1998)

Steven ZUCHOWICZ, Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellant Cross-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 20, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mary Jo Donahue, Trial Attorney, Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC (Frank W. Hunger, Assistant Attorney General; Christopher F. Droney, United States Attorney; Carl J. Schuman, Assistant United States Attorney; Jeffrey Axelrad, Director, Torts Branch; Roger D. Einerson, Assistant Director, Torts Branch, on the brief), for Defendant-Appellant Cross-Appellee.

Robert I. Reardon, Jr., The Reardon Law Firm, P.C., New London, CT (Angelo A. Ziotas, on the brief), for Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant.

Before: NEWMAN, ALTIMARI, and CALABRESI, Circuit Judges,

CALABRESI, Circuit Judge:

The defendant, the United States of America, appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Warren W. Eginton, Judge). This suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346(b), 2671-2680, was originally filed by Patricia Zuchowicz, who claimed to have developed primary pulmonary hypertension, a fatal lung condition, as a result of the defendant's negligence in prescribing...

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