MAGDI MIKHEIL ET AL. v. NASHVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL AT MEHARRY ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Feb 1, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Blair Pierson Durham, Nashville, Tennessee, and Euel Walter Kinsey, Jr., Detroit, Michigan, for the appellants, Magdi Mikheil and Salwa Gerges.

Attorneys 2:

James E. Looper, Jr. and Heather D. Piper, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Nashville General Hospital at Meharry and Judy Corfman, NP. Robert L. Trentham and Kevin C. Baltz, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Patrick Griffith, M.D.

Judge(s): BENNETT

In this health care liability action, the plaintiffs disagree with a number of the trial court’s rulings upon which it based its decision to grant summary judgment in favor of the defendants. The trial court excluded the plaintiffs’ life care planner due to their failure to provide a complete disclosure of the life care planner’s opinions in a timely manner. The trial court ruled that the plaintiffs’ sole standard of care expert, a neurosurgeon, was not competent to testify as to the standard of care of the defendant nurse practitioner. Furthermore, the trial court precluded the plaintiffs’ standard of care expert from testifying at all due to the plaintiffs’ repeated failure to comply with the court’s orders regarding discovery. We find no abuse of discretion with respect to the trial court’s decisions and affirm the judgment.

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