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Case No. 20-1516

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Trina Ward
v.
Unity Healthcare a/k/a UnityPoint HealthTrinity Muscatine; Prasad Nadkarni, M.D.; Suneel Parvathareddy, M.D., Ramesh Kumar, M.D., Manasi Nadkarni, M.D.

Appellant

Trina Ward

Appellee

Unity Healthcare a/k/a UnityPoint HealthTrinity Muscatine; Prasad Nadkarni, M.D.; Suneel Parvathareddy, M.D., Ramesh Kumar, M.D., Manasi Nadkarni, M.D.

Attorneys for the Appellant

Jeff Carter
Zachary C. Priebe
Nicholas A. Carda

Attorneys for the Appellee

Erik P. Bergeland and Aaron J. Redinbaugh for appellees Prasad Nadkarni. M.D. and Ramesh Kumar, M.D.
James R. Patton, J. Sue Myatt and Jeffrey D. Martens for appellees, Unity Healthcare, Suneel Parvathareddy, M.D., and Manasi Nadkarni, M.D.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1516
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Henry W. Latham II and Stuart P. Werling, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Mullins, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J.  (13 pages)

            Trina Ward appeals district court orders granting motions to strike and summary judgment in favor of defendants Unity Health Care and four doctors.  OPINION HOLDS: On our review of the record, we find nothing clearly unreasonable or untenable with the district court’s orders granting the motions to strike.  No qualified expert witnesses remained to testify on Ward’s behalf.  Viewing all of the remaining evidence in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party, insufficient evidence was presented to prove a prima facie case of medical malpractice.  Finally, because no prima facie case of medical malpractice was made, the vicarious-liability claim must also fail.

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