A Georgia medical malpractice case has been revived against a defendant doctor, after the Court of Appeals reversed a trial judge’s decision to disqualify the plaintiff’s expert, in a case that places in high relief the issue of expert qualification.
Under the Court of Appeals’ decision, the plaintiff will get a second chance to try her case—that she lost a leg when a doctor accidentally placed a catheter into her femoral artery instead of a vein—against a doctor, now that it reversed a trial court’s decision that the expert’s experience as a critical care specialist was not sufficient for him testify on the standard of care for an emergency medicine practitioner.
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