Georgia Appeals Court Reinstates Parents’ Med-Mal Claim

The Court of Appeals of Georgia has reinstated a lawsuit in which two parents claim Insight Psychiatric Services neglected to identify lupus in their daughter…law.com, Georgia Appeals Court Reinstates Parents’ Med-Mal Claim, Finds Expert Testimony Should Have Been Admitted, Mason Lawlor, May 24, 2022

 

The court reversed a trial judge’s grant of Insight’s motion to dismiss.

 

The Supreme Court of Georgia has explained that the plaintiff’s expert does not have to have knowledge and experience in the same area of practice/specialty asthe defendant doctor.

 

Instead, under the foregoing language, the issue is whether the expert has knowledge and experience in the practice or specialty that is relevant to the acts or omissions that the plaintiff alleges constitute malpractice and caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

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