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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Expert Testimony – ER PA – Crohn’s Disease

Plaintiff’s expert agreed that (1) the defendant-physician’s assistant’s duty was to bring plaintiff’s test results to the attention of a physician on duty and (2) the defendant-ER physician’s actions would not likely have been different had the PA brought the concern to him. Nowhere is it suggested that the PA had a duty to bring the test results to the attention of a physician other than the ER doctor. Consequently, there is no showing that the alleged failure by the PA caused plaintiff’s injuries.

The court grants the moving defendants’ motions to exclude plaintiff’s expert testimony and for summary judgment.

Knox v. United States (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-139-18, 8 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, S.J.) 0:17-cv-00036; Ashley White Creech, Chad McGowan, Eve Schafer Goodstein and Jordan Christopher Calloway for plaintiff; Christie Newman, Marshall Prince, Todd Russell Flippin, William Benson Darwin Jr., Scott Sterling Addison, Kevin Lee Pratt, Tricia Morvan Derr, E. Douglas Pratt-Thomas, Steven Todd Moon, H. Spencer King III and Matthew Holmes Henrikson. D.S.C.

 

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