• Evans et al. v. Rockdale Hospital, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-05-19
    Practice Area: Damages | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lloyd Bell, (Bell Law Firm), Atlanta, Sidney Moore, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, James Wilson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sharonda Boyce, Daniel Huff, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Heather McGrotty, (Weathington Mgrew PC), Atlanta, Paul Weathin, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0233

    Court vacates and remands zero damages award in medical malpractice case for determination of whether the verdict was void as inconsistent

  • Dietzen v. Radiology Associates of Atlanta, P.C. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-20
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: McNeill Stokes, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Weathington, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, David Hanson, (Weathington Smith, P. C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2430

    Court affirms summary judgment for a medical practice on a malpractice claim because plaintiff's expert affidavit did not establish violation of a standard of care

  • Ouanzin et al. v. Coast Dental Services, Inc., et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-20
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Beard, (Steven L. Beard, PC), Atlanta, Keith Bodoh, (Robertson, Bodoh & Nasrallah, LLP), Marietta, Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Autry, Matthew Coles, (Coles Barton LLP), Lawrenceville, Heather Ware, Heather Ware, Annalese Herndon, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, Frederick Gleaton, Laura Strong, (Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Broadwater, (Attorney at Law), Aiken, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1691

    In Dental Malpractice Case, Trial Court Erred by Granting Dentist Defendants' Motion for a Directed Verdict; A Jury Could Have Determined Whether Doctor Complied With Standard of Care

  • Lynn v. Lowndes County Health Services, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-04-15
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution | Government | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Connor, (Connor & Connor LLC), Augusta, Kenneth Connor, Anne Moore, (Connor & Connor LLC), Aiken, Scott Gwartney, (Brooks Leboeuf Foster Gwartney Leace & Hobbs), Tallahassee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alphonso Howell, Gregory Talley, (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2057

    Parent Lacked Authority to Enter Into Arbitration Agreement on Behalf of Her Disabled Son

  • Rhoades v. McCormack et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-03-13
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Phillips, (Dozier Law Firm), Macon, Michael Hill, (Mayo Hil), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Autry, Matthew Coles, (Coles Barton LLP), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1751

    Court affirms directed verdict in favor of a surgeon in a medical malpractice case due to lack of evidence of a specific negligent act

  • Giddens v. The Medical Center of Central Georgia

    Publication Date: 2020-03-11
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Shamp, Joshua Silk, (Shamp Speed Jordan Woodward), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Roy Meeks, Amanda Speier, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Michael Bailey, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2439

    Nurses Had a Duty to Assure That Patient Received Antibiotic Before Surgery; Court Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment to Medical Center on Professional Negligence Claim

  • Hernandez et al. v. Schumacher Group Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-18
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Shamp, Joshua Silk, (Shamp Speed Jordan Woodward), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Randolph Powell, Bailey Sabulis, Lindsey Costakos, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Kevin Spainhour, (Bendin, Sumrall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, Brynda Insley, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Donald Lee, (Drew Eckl Farnham, LLP), Albany, Gregory Sewell, (Bouhan Falligant LLP), Savannah, Darrell Thaw, (Boyd & Jenerette PA), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1535

    Healthcare Consulting Firm Cannot Be Held Vicariously Liable for Doctor's Negligence

  • Lylah Carroll, as Administrator for the Estate of Byron Tyrone Carroll v. Piedmont Medical Care Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Hudgins, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Terrell Benton, Erin Coia, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1349

    Estate Suing Hospital for Medical Malpractice Failed to Establish Fraud That Would Toll the Running of the Statute of Limitations

  • Lowndes County Health Services, LLC v. Copeland et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-06
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Braintwain, Brian Mathis, Randolph Powell, Trevor Newberry, (Huff Powell Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, Robert Anspach, (Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP), Toledo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Connor, (Connor & Connor, LLC), Augusta, Kenneth Connor, (Connor & Connor, LLC), Aiken, John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Bret Moore, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1552

    Nursing Facility Engaged in Business-Related Ordinary Negligence by Leaving Night Shift Staff Without Anyone Properly Trained to Evaluate Residents

  • Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, LLC v. City of Duluth

    Publication Date: 2019-11-05
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Yasha Heidari, (Heidari Power Law Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Angela Couch, (Carothers & Mitchell, LLC), Buford, for appellee. Ibrahim Awad, (The Awad Law Firm, P.C.), Woodstock, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1021

    Malpractice Insurance Documents Are Reasonably Calculated to Lead to Discovery of Admissible Evidence Regarding Doctor's Qualification and Fees