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Dad testifies in Vegas golfer wrongful death case

By Associated Press

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LAS VEGAS >> The father of the late LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg testified that he knows a Las Vegas doctor he's suing in a civil wrongful death case didn't kill his daughter.

But Mel Blasberg made it clear Thursday that he blames Dr. Thomas Hess for pursuing a romantic relationship with his troubled 25-year-old daughter before she committed suicide in May 2010.

Mel Blasberg told a Clark County District Court jury he sometimes had a strained relationship with his daughter as her father and coach.

But he declared that he doesn't think doctors can ever take off their white coat and be friends with a patient.

Blasberg's parents seek unspecified damages from Hess, who removed a suicide note and some medications after finding Erica Blasberg's body.

Hess denies the two had a romantic relationship.






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BlueDolphin53 wrote:
I know he's grieving, but if you're going to start blaming someone who had a close relationship with the deceased and (in his mind) didn't do enough to prevent her death, then, well, will he sue himself and his own family? They certainly had an affect on her life (and death) as well.
on May 10,2014 | 07:12AM
busterb wrote:
A father coached his own daughter in golf? That's just insane, what were they thinking?
on May 10,2014 | 01:52PM
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