• Huddle et al. v. Heindel

    Publication Date: 2018-12-06
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Ivey, (Linley, Jones PC), Atlanta, Lloyd Hoffspiegel, Alexander Hoffspiegel, (Hoffspiegel & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hall, Beth Kanik, (Hall, Booth, Smith, & Slover, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1154

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Dismissal on Motion for Summary Judgment of Suit Against Therapist by Former Patient Who Had Sexual Relationship with Therapist

  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Inc. et al. v. Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Forsyth County, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-11-27
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Armando Basarrate, Elizabeth Kitchens, (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP), Atlanta, Armando Basarrate, Elizabeth Kitchens, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP), Atlanta, Robert Rozier, (Baker & Hostetler LLP), Atlanta, Michael McConnell, Laura Gura, (Jones Day), for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Threlkeld, (Morris Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Rachel King, (Georgia Department of Community Health), Atlanta, Monica Sullivan, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1029

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Appeal by Georgia Department of Community Health after the Department Failed to File Transcripts as Part of Appellate Record

  • 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

  • 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