Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TCA Rules That Expert Not Statutorily Qualified

TOMMY McDANIEL, ET AL. v. AMAL RUSTOM, M.D., ET AL. Court: Tenn. Ct. App. (May 5, 2009)

The plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging medical malpractice against emergency room physicians who treated their daughter. The defendants filed motions for summary judgment, claiming that the plaintiffs' only expert was not qualified to testify as to the recognized standard of acceptable professional practice in the defendants' profession and specialty in their community or in a similar community. The trial court granted summary judgment to the defendants, finding that the plaintiffs' expert did not meet the qualifications of Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-26-115. The plaintiffs appeal. We affirm.

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