ESTATE OF EVELYN SAMPLE v. LIFE CARE CENTERS OF AMERICA, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 11, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

C. Mark Warren, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ginger L. Sample, Personal Representative of the Estate of Evelyn Sample.

Attorneys 2:

Alan S. Bean, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Life Care Centers of America, Inc. and Life Care Center of Cleveland.

Judge(s): SWINEY

The Estate of Evelyn Sample (“the Estate”) appeals the March 13, 2017 order of the Circuit Court for Bradley County (“the Trial Court”) granting summary judgment to Life Care Centers of America, Inc. and Life Care Center of Cleveland (collectively “Life Care”) in this health care liability action. We find and hold that Life Care made a properly supported motion for summary judgment negating an essential element of the Estate’s claim, i.e., causation, and that the Estate failed to produce evidence showing a genuine issue of material fact. We, therefore, affirm the grant of summary judgment to Life Care.

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