Recent Wins

Aug 04, 2017 Martin Stein, Carolyn Oill Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment in favor of GMSR’s client in medical malpractice case.

Topete v. Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region (unpublished, 3rd Civ. C074716):  Plaintiff brought a medical malpractice action against GMSR’s client, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, and several individual physicians.  She sought to hold Sutter Health liable for negligent hiring or retention of one of the

Nov 14, 2014 Carolyn Oill, Martin Stein 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 LEXIS 8117 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished].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

Court of Appeal slashes $4.7 million medical malpractice judgment against GMSR’s hospital client

Camargo v. John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Inc. (2014) 2014 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5946 (California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. A jury found that in the care of a patient who was suffering from flesh-eating bacteria and later died, JFK Memorial

Court of Appeal holds that in indemnity action settlements must be allocated to economic loss in same ratio as overall recovery

Doctors Company v. Sherman Oaks Hospital (2013) 2013 Cal.App. Unpub. Lexis 7816 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight) [unpublished]. GMSR’s client, a hospital, and three doctors all settled with the claimants. One doctor obtained a good faith settlement determination. The two remaining

Nov 03, 2011 , Martin Stein Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of GMSR’s client

Wachtel v. Regents, et al. (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8410 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. The Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment in favor of GMSR’s client, The Regents of the University of California, and multiple other medical defendants

Sep 09, 2011 Marc J. Poster, Martin Stein Healthcare Law
GMSR successfully upholds summary judgment in favor of its client in a medical malpractice action

Shugart v. The Regents of the University of California (2011) 199 Cal. App. 4th 499 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight) [published]. Plaintiff was treated for urinary incontinence and related conditions, first by a Bakersfield physician and, when that treatment proved unsuccessful,

Jun 03, 2011 Martin Stein, Alison M. Turner Healthcare Law
Court affirms nonsuit In favor of GMSR’s client in medical malpractice case

Frisch v. Roberts, et al. (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4194 (California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District) [unpublished]. The Sixth District Court of Appeal has affirmed judgment in favor of defendants, including GMSR’s clients, Sutter Health and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. The plaintiff alleged

Mar 25, 2011 Martin Stein Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal holds that hospitals do not owe patients a duty to obtain informed consent

Do v. San Leandro Hospital (2011) 2011 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2264 (California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Five) [unpublished]. The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order sustaining a demurrer in favor of GMSR’s client, San Leandro Hospital. Plaintiff asserted claims against

Court strikes multimillion economic award against hospital based on plaintiff’s settlement with doctor

Leung v. Verdugo Hills Hospital (2011) 193 Cal. App. 4th 971 / 2011 Cal.App. LEXIS 335 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Four) [partially published]. Plaintiff sued a pediatrician and a hospital, GMSR’s client, for injuries arising out of untreated jaundice. Plaintiff settled

Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment in medical malpractice case

Moore v. USC University Hospital, Inc. (9th Cir. 2011) 416 Fed.Appx. 640, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3860 (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) [unpublished]. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of GMSR’s client, USC University

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