Georgia High Court Finds Error In Exclusion Of Expert In Medical Malpractice Case

(July 6, 2016, 11:27 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A trial court erred in excluding a medical expert in a malpractice lawsuit because the expert had not demonstrated that “she had the ‘appropriate level of knowledge . . . in performing the procedure’ in question,” the Georgia Supreme Court ruled July 5, vacating and remanding for the trial court to reconsider its decision (Olga Zarate-Martinez v. Dr. Michael D. Echemendia, et al., No. S15G1446, Ga. Sup.; 2016 Ga. LEXIS 450).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160708-017Z.)

In March 2008, Olga Zarate-Martinez filed a medical malpractice...
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