September 18, 2017 / 10:27 PM / 10 months ago

UPenn beats lawsuit over radiation researcher's cancer death

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a University of Pennsylvania cancer researcher’s wife who accused the institution of taking inadequate protections to protect him from radiation, leading to his death.

The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia acknowledged that the facts surrounding the 2011 death of Barbara Boyer’s husband, Jeffrey Ware, due to a rare form of brain cancer was “tragic.”

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