• Tanner Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica et al. v. Vest Newnan, LLC d/b/a Newnan Behavioral Hospital et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-17
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements | Civil Procedure | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathlynn Polvino (KBP Law PC.), Atlanta; Robert Rozier (Baker & Hostetler LLP), Atlanta; Lawrence Myers, Lawrence Myers (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hood (Wellstar Health System Inc.), Marietta; Jason Bring, Marc Peterzell (Arnall, Golden, Gregory), Atlanta, for appellee. Georgia Department of Community Health (Office of General Counsel), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta, Daniel Walsh (Department of Law, State of Georgia), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A2125

    The trial court erred in denying appellants' motion for attorney fees in a certificate-of-need case, as they were the "prevailing parties" and entitled to fees under O.C.G.A. § 31-6-44.1 (c).

  • MacDowell v. Gallant et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Curtis Thurston (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alexandra Higgins (Attorney at Law), Peachtree Corners, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1864

    Time For Filing Dental Malpractice Action Remained Tolled After Patient Consulted Second Dentist Who Had Provided Services to Patient Jointly With Defendant

  • St. Marys Health Care System, Inc. v. Roach et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-10
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Bailey, Leslie Cline, Bailey Sabulis (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: J. Cook (Cook, Noell, Tolley, Bates & Michael), Athens; Robert Irwin (Cook Noell, Tolley & Bates, LLP), Athens, for appellee. James Brim (Forrester & Brim, LLP), for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1582

    Emergency Room Physician's Decision Not to Ask On-Call Radiologist to Review X-Ray Sounded in Professional Negligence as to the Hospital

  • Swallows et al. v. Adams-Pickett et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-30
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Sam Nicholson (Nicholson Revell LLP), Augusta; Scott Eldredge (Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.), Englewood, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Tucker, Thomas Tucker (Tucker Long, P.C.), Augusta; David Johnson, Kevin Race, Kristin Malcolm (Insley & Race, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1517

    Longer Limitations Period For Medical Malpractice Actions IS Available to Minors Under Five But Not To Claims Made By Minors' Parents

  • Coleman v. United Health Services Of Georgia, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-29
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Dispute Resolution | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Chaffin (McHugh Fuller Law Group), Hattiesburg, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hood (Wellstar Health System Inc), Marietta; Jeffrey Braintwain, Brian Mathis, Christian Dennis, Emaly Arndt (Huff Powell Bailey, LLC), Atlanta; Jason Bring, Alexander Foster (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0358

    Advance Directive For Health Care Did Not Authorize Representative to Sign Nursing Home's Arbitration Agreement

  • Austin Regional Home Care, Inc. et al. v. Careminders Home Care, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-23
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Dispute Resolution | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rebecca Strickland, Michael Schroder (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLC), Atlanta; Mark VanderBroek, George Ray (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Schleicher (Attorney at Law), Alpharetta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1859

    Court of Appeal Lacked Jurisdiction to Hear Non-Final Order Granting Arbitration

  • Women's Surgical Center, LLC et al. v. Berry et al.

    Publication Date: 2017-11-03
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Health Care Law
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Glenn A. Delk (Lightmas & Delk), Atlanta; James M Manley, Veronica Thorson (Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation at the Goldwater Institute), Phoenix, for appellant.
    for defendant: Isaac Byrd, Daniel Stephen Walsh, Forrest Geoffrey Pearce, Monica Anne Sullivan, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Anne Ware Lewis (Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP), Atlanta; Jeffrey W. McCoy (Pacific Legal Foundation), Sacramento, for amicus appellant. John Hinton Parker Jr., J. Marbury Rainer (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP), Atlanta; Yasha Heidari (Heidari Power Law Group, LLC), Atlanta, for amicus appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1317

    The trial court properly denied Department of Community Health's motion to dismiss hospital's action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief in an effort to have Georgia's applicable certificate of need law and the regulations authorizing it declared unconstitutional because hospital was not required to exhaust its administrative remedies before filing the action and the trial court also properly granted summary judgment to the Department on hospital's constitutional challenges to O.C.G.A. 31-6-40 subsection (a) (7) (C).