Ga. Judges Revive Med Mal Suit Over Patient's Death

Law360 (June 17, 2021, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A Georgia appeals court has reinstated a medical malpractice suit that claims a hospital patient's premature discharge led to his heart attack death the following day, saying there is a factual dispute over whether the hospital's alleged negligence caused the patient's death.

A three-judge Court of Appeals panel on Wednesday reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of Medical Center of Central Georgia in the suit accusing a doctor and the hospital of negligently and prematurely discharging patient Ralph Moss without conducting sufficient tests. The doctor, Nathan Stokes, settled out of the case, according to the opinion.

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