Nov 14, 2014 Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal affirms defense summary judgment in medical malpractice case

Rebecca Sperber v. The Regents of the University of California (2014) 2014 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8117 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. GMSR’s clients, the Regents and several of its doctors, obtained summary judgment in a medical negligence action with expert declarations that everything they did was within the standard of care and nothing they did caused the decedent’s death. The only declaration plaintiff submitted in opposition to the motion was her own, purportedly based on her conversations with a cousin who was a registered nurse. The Court of Appeal agreed with the trial court that plaintiff needed an expert declaration and that she did not qualify as an expert, and affirmed the summary judgment.