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Jury: Mayo not negligent in teenage patient death

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ROCHESTER, MN (AP) -

A jury has found Mayo Clinic was not negligent in its care and treatment of a 13-year-old girl who died after having a benign brain tumor removed.

The Olmsted County jury reached its verdict Tuesday. The trial focused on allegations that Mayo missed opportunities to prevent the 2009 death of Larissa Androli.

The girl had complained of severe head pain three days after surgery. An attorney for the girl's mother argued Mayo should have noticed warning signs pointing to the need for a routine procedure to drain fluid from Androli's brain as she recovered.

Mayo's attorney said Androli's condition deteriorated rapidly and Mayo had checked her condition closely.

The Post-Bulletin reports the lawsuit had sought damages of more than $50,000 and nearly $100,000 in medical, funeral and burial expenses.

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