Doctor May Not Testify To Cause In Wrongful Death Suit, Federal Judge Rules
Mealey's (March 30, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT) -- MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In a wrongful death lawsuit, a doctor may not testify as to the cause of a plaintiff’s death, a Tennessee federal judge held March 28, finding that the doctor failed to consider other possible causes and did not provide reliable evidence to support his testimony (Dorothy Mae Johnson, et al. v. Memphis Light Gas & Water Division, No. 12-02664, W.D. Tenn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39908).
(Order available. Document #30-160415-022R.)
Dorothy Mae Johnson, surviving spouse, and Lois Townes, as next of kin to...