Broderick Harrell Obtained Summary Judgment on Behalf of the Medical Director for a Correctional Detention Center Infirmary
Broderick obtained summary judgment on behalf of the medical director for a correctional detention center infirmary in a wrongful death lawsuit. The claim involved an inmate who suffered a miscarriage after being transferred emergently from the detention center to a local hospital via a sheriff deputy vehicle. The undisputed evidence showed that the inmate contracted an infection during an amniocentesis performed at another healthcare facility that led to the demise of fetus. The defendant physician successfully argued that the plaintiff’s sole medical expert (an ob-gyn) was not qualified to offer expert testimony regarding the standard of care at a detention center facility and/or the cause of death. The trial court ruling was upheld in an unpublished opinion by the Georgia Court of Appeals (A15A1863).