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Case No. 17-2084

Bulmer v. UnityPoint Health

Gabrielle Bulmer and Thomas Bulmer, Plaintiffs-Appellants

UnityPoint Health, a/k/a UnityPoint Health Des Moines, a/k/a Iowa Health System, a/k/a Central Iowa Health System, a/k/a Central Iowa Hospital Corporation, UPH Iowa Lutheran Hospital; Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C.; Wesley Smidt; and Unidentified John Does, Defendants-Appellees

Attorney for Appellants

Mark A. Critelli

Attorney for Appellees

Jack Hilmes and Aaron J. Redinbaugh

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David Porter, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (7 pages)

            Plaintiffs appeal the district court’s denial of their request for an extension of time to designate expert witnesses in a medical malpractice case and subsequent grant of summary judgment.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion for an extension of time because plaintiffs failed to show good cause for their delay to designate expert witnesses.  Accordingly, summary judgment was proper.

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