JORDAN FRANKLIN-MANSUO, ET AL. v. AMISUB (SFH), INC. D/B/A SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 6, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jonathan Mark Benfield and Martha C. Burgett, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jordan Franklin-Mansuo.

Attorneys 2:

Marty R. Phillips, Jackson, Tennessee, and John O. Alexander, IV, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Muhammad Abushaer, M.D.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This is a health care liability case. Appellant filed suit against Appellee, a medical doctor, alleging that Appellee’s supervision of a physician assistant fell below the standard of care, which resulted in the injury and death of Appellant’s mother. Appellee moved for summary judgment on the basis that Appellant had not provided competent expert testimony regarding the applicable standard of care or a causal link between Appellee’s actions and the subsequent injury and death of the patient at issue. The trial court granted Appellee’s motion due to Appellant’s lack of expert testimony to satisfy the requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-26-115. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.