Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TCA affirms wrongful death, medical malpractice judgement; finding that even blatant malpractice may be a foreseeable harm

DORIS G. HOWELL, as Next of Kin and as Guardian of JESSIE J. WILLIAMS, a minor child of GINGER WILLIAMS, deceased, ET AL. v. DAVID M. TURNER, M.D., ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. May 21, 2009)

This appeal arises out of the death of Ginger Williams ("Ms. Williams" or "Decedent") after she sought medical treatment from the various Defendants. After the jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff, Defendant Doctor moved for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, asserting that the doctrine of an independent, intervening cause precluded his liability. We affirm the trial court's decision to deny Defendant's motion.

The full text of this opinion may be seen at the TBA website:

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