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Case No. 19-1277

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Darrel K. Stanton
v.
Knoxville Community Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Knoxville Hospitals & Clinics and Stephen R. Eckstat

Appellee

Darrel K. Stanton

Appellants

Knoxville Community Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Knoxville Hospitals & Clinics and Stephen R. Eckstat

Attorneys for Appellee

Jeremy M. Evans

Attorneys for Appellants

Frederick T. Harris, Jeffrey R. Kappelman, and Andrew M. Stanley (until withdrawal)
Jennifer Rinden and Nancy J. Penner

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1277
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Gregory A. Hulse, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (12 pages)

            In this medical negligence case, a doctor and hospital sought interlocutory review of an order denying their motions for summary judgment.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court erred in concluding the plaintiff established “good cause” for failing to timely designate his expert.  Therefore, Iowa Code section 668.11 (2017) prohibits the plaintiff’s expert from testifying.  And the parties agree the plaintiff cannot prevail without the expert’s testimony.  So defendants are entitled to summary judgment.

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