• Doherty v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-29
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hall, Nichole Hair, (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta, Nathan Gaffney (Fried Rogers Goldberg) Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Anderson, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP) Marietta, Edward Wynn, (Slappey & Sadd, LLC), Atlanta, David Root, (Carlock, Copeland and Stair LLP), Atlanta, James Sadd, Daniel Epstein, (Slappey & Sadd, LLC), Atlanta, Neil Edwards, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, Frank Lowrey, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A0763

    Jury instruction on ordinary negligence is improper if evidence does not support an ordinary negligence claim.

  • Gordon et al. v. Dennis

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heather Ware, John Hall, David Younker, Steven Harkins (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tiffany Sellers, (Law Offices Of Tiffany Carter Sellers, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1363

    Court Reporter's Delay in Preparing Trial Transcript Supported Appellant's Requests For Additional Time to File Appeal

  • Tenet Healthsystem GB, Inc. v. Thomas

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Automotive | Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leah Ward Sears, Edward H. Wasmuth Jr. (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta; Brian K. Mathis (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin N. Loeb, Anne H. Coolidge-Kaplan (Garland, Samuel & Loeb, PC.), Atlanta, for appellee. Layne Zhou, Hunter S. Allen Jr. (Allen & McCain PC), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Charles Madden Cork III, Decatur, for amicus appellee. Eric Jeffrey Frisch, Claire A. Sumner (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Scott Bailey, David Donald Mackenzie (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G1021

    Claim In Second Amended Complaint Imputing Simple Negligence Against Hospital Related Back to Original Malpractice Complaint

  • Siska v. McNeil et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-31
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leon VanGelderen (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, Brian Mathis (Huff Powell Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0530

    Trial Court Erred In Dismissing Complaint For Failure to File Expert Affidavit

  • Adams et al. v. McDonald et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mr. Matthew Cook, Kate Cook (Cook Law Group LLC), Cornelia; Jonathan Parrish (The Parrish Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta; James Brim, Weymon Forrester (Forrester & Brim LLP), Gainesville; Thomas Cole (Welchel Dunlap Jarrard & Walker LLP), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0155

    Stroke That Followed Initial Medical Misdiagnosis Was New Injury That Restarted Running of Statutory Limitations Period

  • Anglin et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Discovery | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sidney Moore (The Moore Law Firm P.C.), Atlanta; Render Freeman, Kenneth Bentley (Anderson Tate & Carr PC), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wade Copeland (Carlock Copeland & Stair), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1405

    Medical MalpracticePlaintiff Could Not Use Affidavit to Refresh Witness's Recollection After Failing Pretrial Duty to Disclose

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Jordan v. Everson et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-10
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Frisch, Claire Sumner (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Neal Howard (Neal H. Howard & Associates PC), Columbus; Simon Weinstein (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Carl Langley (Attorney at Law), Albany, for other party.

    Case Number: A16A1710

    The Court of Appeals erred in holding that an independent, intervening act breaks the chain of causation in a wrongful death case only to the extent that the independent, intervening act is wrongful or negligent; rather, the act only has to be reasonably foreseeable by the alleged tortfeasor or triggered by his conduct.