• Joyner et al. v. Leaphart et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-17
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eugene Butt, James Potts, (James Hugh Potts II, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Wilkesm, Irving Drought, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee. Christopher Phillips, (Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A2097

    Court affirms dismissal of a wrongful death and malpractice complaint on the basis of the two-dismissal rule

  • Barbara Cantrell et al. v. AU Medical Center, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-21
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Bush, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Floyd Taylor, James Painter, Amanda Lynde, (Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2101

    Court reverses dismissal of medical negligence complaint after determining that the affidavit attached to the plaintiff's complaint met statutory requirements

  • Anglin et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Schlachter, (The Schlachter Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Donald Swift, Render Freeman, Jaletta Smith, (Anderson Tate & Carr, PC.), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1593

    Court affirms attorney fee award for defendant under OCGA §9-11-68 in a medical malpractice case where defendant made a good faith settlement offer that was rejected

  • Ob-Gyn Associates, P. A. et al v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heather McGrotty, Paul Weathington, David Hanson, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph King, (Joseph H. King, Jr. P.C.), Atlanta, Kenneth Leivne, (Kenneth M. Levine & Associates, LLC), Brookline, for appellee. Sarah Adle, (Harris Lowry Manton LLP), Brookhaven, Lyle Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, Allison Thornton, (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), Atlanta, for other party. Donald Palmisano, (Medical Association of Georgia), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A20A1447

    Gross Negligence Standard of Care Applied to Medical Emergency That Arose During Childbirth in Hospital Obstetrical Unit

  • Harned v. Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Irving Harned, Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jesse Broocker, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Paul Weathington, David Hanson, (Weathington Smith, P. C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0901

    Court dismisses pro se plaintiff's notice of appeal due to lack of jurisdiction because no timely notice of appeal as pending

  • Atlanta Women's Specialists, LLC et al. v. Trabue et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David H. Flint, Michael David Flint, Jamie Lee Kastler, (Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Sims Stone, (Law Offices of William S. Stone), Blakely, Michael George Regas, (Stone Law Group LLC), Atlanta, Ryals Drayton Stone, (Boone & Stone), Atlanta, James William Stone, (The Stone Law Group – Trial Lawyers, LLC), Blakely, Michael Brian Terry, Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Keri Fielder Conley, (Georgia Hospital Association), Marietta, Donald J. Palmisano, Jr., (Medical Association of Georgia), Atlanta, Tracy Morgan Baker, (Wellstar Health System, Inc.), Marietta, Judson Herben Turner, (Gilbert Harrell Sumerford & Martin, P.C.), Brunswick, Amy W. Adelman, (Emory University), Atlanta, David Christopher Hanson, Jessica To Holland, Paul E. Weathington, (Weathington McGrew, P.C.), Atlanta, William Thomas Worthy, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, Elizabeth McFall Leddy , (Piedmont Healthcare, INC.), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Leah Ward Sears, Colin Dang Delaney, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, Daniel James Huff, Taylor Marie Tribble, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S19G1138

    Personal Injury Defendants Seeking Appportionment For Nonparty's Conduct Should Have Filed Pretrial Notice of Nonparty Fault

  • Janet Lee Graham Stanley et al. v. Floyd P. Garrett et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-14
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Hungeling, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Adam Rubenfield, (Hungeling Law, P.C.), Atlanta, Pearson Cunningham, (Hall Booth Smith), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Heather Ware, John Hall, Annalese Herndon, Pearson Cunningham, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0894

    Court affirms dismissal of professional negligence claim and grant of summary judgment dismissing a negligence claim where no legal duty or relationship existed

  • Thomas v. Meziere et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-30
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph King, (Joseph H. King, Jr. P.C.), Atlanta, Roger Krause, (Krause, Golomb & Witcher, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Banks, (Weathington McGrew LLC), Atlanta, Paul Weathington, David Hanson, (Weathington Smith, P. C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0968

    Court affirms verdict for medical defendants in a malpractice/wrongful death action over plaintiff's contentions of trial court error

  • Houston Hospitals, Inc. v. Reeves et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-13
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Francesca Townsend, Daniel Huff, Julye Johns, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Caleb Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Katherine McArthur, (McArthur Law Firm), Macon, for appellee. Emmitte Griggs, (Chambless, Higdon & Carson), Macon, Terrell Benton, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0459

    Court affirms denial of a hospital's motion to dismiss a negative credentialing tort claim where a plaintiff did not file an expert affidavit to support that claim

  • Haskins et al. v. Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, P. C. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-29
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Hallman, (Attorney at Law), Claxton, Berrien Sutton, (Attorney at Law), Homerville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0113

    Court affirms medical malpractice verdict in favor of a physician over injured patient's multiple contentions of evidentiary error by the trial court