At 10:30 the COA will hear the case of Showanda Palmer on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of Nathaniel Moore v. Clark Clinic, Scott Regional Medical Center, and Dr. George Ziakas. Palmer filed a medical malpractice case alleging that the defendants prescribed her father a drug for his hip pain and that the drug caused severe bleeding and death by heart attack. The trial court granted summary judgment finding that the case was filed after the statute of limitations had passed. On April 11, 2017, the trial court denied Palmer’s request for hearing. Two days before the deadline to file a notice of appeal expired, Palmer’s lead lawyer quit the law firm. Six days after the notice of appeal should have been filed, another lawyer for the firm requested an extension of time to file the notice of appeal. The trial court denied the motion and Palmer appealed the denial.
Scott Regional Medical Center and Clark Clinic brief
Dr. Ziakas’ brief
Palmer’s reply brief
Watch the argument here