• Polis et al. v. Ling et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Ripper (Ripper Law Firm PC), Atlanta; Scott Zahler (Goetz Zahler LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Alford (Willis McKenzie LLP), Lagrange, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0808

    Medical Malpractice Action Was Filed More Than Two Years After Latest Possible Misdiagnosis

  • Carr v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amber Lee Connell (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Ringgold; David James Dunn Jr. (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender), LaFayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert E. Franklin Jr. (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaFayette; Clayton McLean Fuller (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Ringgold, for appellee. Christopher M. Carr, Sarah Hawkins Warren, Ross Warren Bergethon, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith (Department of Law), Atlanta, for amicus appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0100

    The trial court erred in holding that O.C.G.A. § 17-7-130 (c) is constitutional and violated defendant's right to due process when it ordered that he be detained for inpatient evaluation solely because he had been charged with committing violent crimes and found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

  • Crittenden et al. v. White

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Annette Cowart (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Michelle LeGrande (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adrianne Freeman (Georgia Legal Services Program), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0457

    Legal Permanent Resident Who Entered U.S. in 1996 And Remained Physically Present Not Subject to Waiting Period for Medicaid Eligibilty

  • Kennestone Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Wellstar Kennestone Hospital et al. v. Georgia Department of Community Health et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-09
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Armando Basarrate, Elizabeth Kitchens, David Darden (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta; David Conley, Robert Ingram (Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Isaac Byrd (Deputy Attorney General), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Roxana Tatman (Department of Community Health), Atlanta; Daniel Walsh (Department of Law, State of Georgia), Atlanta; Rachel King (Georgia Department of Community Health), Atlanta; Monica Sullivan (Department of Law), Atlanta; Seslee Mattson, Robert Threlkeld, Anthony Cestaro (Morris Manning & Martin LLP), Atlanta; Commissioner Frank Berry, Atlanta; Office of the General Counsel Department of Community Health, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0211

    The superior court did not err in affirming the Georgia Department of Community Health's grant of a certificate of need to Piedmont Hospital for the establishment of a radiation therapy service in Cobb County.

  • Holmes et al. v. Lyons et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-29
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bird, Paul Hotchkiss (Bird Law Group PC), Atlanta; Irwin Ellerin (Ellerin Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Francesca Townsend, Daniel Huff, Trevor Newberry (Huff Power & Bailey LLC), Atlanta; Ashley Purcell, Kristen Rajagopal, Annalese Herndon (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee. Paul Reynolds, Atlanta; M. Reynolds (Houck Reynolds LLC), Atlanta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0277

    Medical Malpractice Plaintiff Stated Claim That Surgeon's Failure to Disclose His Numerous Physical Infirmities Caused Preventable Injuries

  • Stephens v. Castano-Castano

    Publication Date: 2018-06-27
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Evidence | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care | Insurance | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Butler (Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC), Atlanta; Nicole Leet, Michael Rust (Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett Brieske, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Newton (Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan), Chattanooga; Charles Hoey (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Jeffrey Yashinsky (The Yashinsky Law Group), Roswell, for appellee. Kristin L. Pierson, Atlanta; Kristin Pierson (Bendin, Sumrall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0100

    Defendant Should Have Been Allowed to Introduce Evidence of Treating Physician's Financial Interest in Personal Injury Action

  • Medical Center of Central Georgia, Inc. v. Macon Health Center, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-26
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stuart Walker (Martin Snow LLP), Macon; Eric Fisher, Roy Meeks, Amanda Speier (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wendell Howell (Lumley & Howell), Macon; James Marshall (Attorney at Law), Macon; William Noland (Noland Law Firm LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0266

    Agreement Between Corporations Lapsed When One Was Administratively Dissolved

  • Cruz Pico et al. v. Brady

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julye Johns, Emaly Arndt (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher McClurg (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0189

    The trial court properly denied defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's medical malpractice action because plaintiff did not "retain" counsel more than 90 days prior to the expiration of the period of limitation and she was thus entitled to invoke the 45-day extension of time to file an expert affidavit.

  • SecureAlert, Inc. et al. v. Boggs et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Flynn (Attorney at Law), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Durham (Lee Durham LLC), Albany; Rosser Malone (Malone Law Office), Atlanta; Sidney Moore (The Moore Law Firm P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee. Kovarious Price, Garden City; Demetrious Price, Reidsville; Grace Chapman, Albany; Richard Parker, Peachtree City; Erwin Warren, Albany; Sonya Bryant, Albany; George Donaldson, Misty Haskins (Perry & Walters LLP), Albany, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0045

    The trial court erred in denying electronic pretrial release and monitoring service providers' motion to dismiss plaintiffs' wrongful death and personal injury action arising after two men whom providers were responsible for monitoring via ankle bracelets allegedly shot and killed another man, because O.C.G.A. § 17-6-1.1 (i) shielded providers from civil liability.

  • Columbus, Georgia Board Of Tax Assessors et al. v. Medical Center Hospital Authority

    Publication Date: 2018-05-16
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Tax
    Industry: Health Care | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lomax (Robert R. Lomax LLC), Columbus; Kevin Meeks, Charles Palmer (Troutman & Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Brown (Brown & Adams LLC), Columbus; Andrew Rothschild, Jerome Rothschild (Rothschild & Rothschild PC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A0638

    Tax Exemption Claim Could Be Raised Again Before Trial Court Where Neither Supreme Court nor Court of Appeal Had Reviewed Issue Prior to Remand