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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Medical Malpractice: Jury Verdict Upheld on Appeal

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently released its opinion in Gaw v. The Vanderbilt University, No. M2011-00306-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr. 19, 2012).  Here's the summary from the slip opinion, to wit:
This is an appeal from a jury verdict in a medical malpractice case. A surgeon performed a procedure on an infant to repair a birth defect at the defendant hospital. The infant sustained permanent injuries after the surgery. The parents filed suit on the infant’s behalf against the hospital for failing to adhere to the expected standard of care. At the conclusion of trial, the hospital moved for a directed verdict on all claims, with only the claims for informed consent and post-operative negligence being denied. The jury entered a judgment in favor of the infant. The hospital has appealed. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.
Here's a link to the opinion:

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