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Case No. 18-0104

Julie A. Embring
OB-GYN Specialists, P.C. and Brett R. Richman, M.D.


Julie A. Embring


OB-GYN Specialists, P.C. and Brett R. Richman, M.D.

Attorney for the Appellant

Erik A. Luthens

Attorneys for the Appellee

Jennifer E. Rinden and Kerry A. Finley, for OB-GYN Specialists, P.C.
John (Jack) D. Hilmes and Aaron J. Redinbaugh of Finley Law Firm, P.C., for Brett R. Richman, M.D.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  affirmed.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (7 pages)

            Julie Embring filed a medical malpractice action against Dr. Brett Richman and OB-GYN Specialists, P.C.  Dr. Richman and OB-GYN Specialists sought and were granted summary judgment on the ground that Embring’s lack of expert testimony on the standard of care prevented her from establishing a prima facie case of medical negligence.  OPINION HOLDS: Because there was not good cause to continue trial or to extend Embring’s expert witness deadlines, Embring could not produce an expert opinion to support her claim of medical negligence and the district court properly granted summary judgment for Dr. Richman and OB-GYN Specialists.

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