Tribal Hospital Beats Negligence Suit Over Man's Death

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 2:29 PM EST) -- A South Dakota federal judge on Monday granted the United States’ bid for a quick win in litigation contending that Rosebud Indian Health Services provided negligent medical care to a 24-year-old man, leading to his death, holding that his parents haven’t provided any expert opinions to support their claims.

U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange held that Emerson and Linda Little Elk failed to offer any expert or expert report saying that the Indian Health Service-operated hospital didn’t meet the applicable standard of care and that...
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