Georgia Emergency Room Doctor Faces New Trial in Amputation Case

July 6, 2021, 2:55 PM

A Georgia woman who alleges medical malpractice led to her leg’s amputation will get a second chance to prove her claims against an emergency room doctor and his employer, as a trial court incorrectly disregarded an expert’s testimony, a state appeals court said.

A trial court has wide discretion to determine an expert witness’s competency, the Georgia Court of Appeals said. But it can’t “selectively disregard” evidence that wasn’t objected to at trial when considering a motion for a directed verdict, the court said.

Glenn Bloom treated Connie Lockhart at Northside Hospital—Cherokee. He mistakenly placed an intravenous catheter into her ...

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