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Garibay v. Hemmat, B194919

In a medical malpractice suit arising from a surgery performed by defendant-doctor, summary judgment for defendant is reversed based on defendant's failure to meet the burden of producing evidence where: 1) a medical expert witness based his opinions on facts derived from a review of hospital and medical records which were not properly admitted into evidence under the business records exception to the hearsay rule; and 2) thereby, there were no facts before the court on which the expert medical witness could rely to form his opinion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/01/2008
  • Published 04/01/2008

Judges

  • KITCHING, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Edward W. Hess, Jr., and Edward W. Hess, Jr., Tustin, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen & McKenna, Robert L. McKenna and David P. Pruett, Long Beach, for Defendant and Respondent.
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