Lewis v. Emory Clinic

VERDICT

Trial
09/21/15 – 09/25/15

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Summary

Brandon Lewis, 25 and mentally challenged, died while participating in a sleep study at the Emory Clinic to determine if he was suffering from sleep apnea. His mother, Renee Lewis, filed suit against the clinic claiming he should not have been made to lie down during the study because of his pre-existing medical condition and that Brandon Harris, because of his mental status, felt he could not disregard the instructions he was given.

Outcome

Verdict for Plaintiff:

$10,009,284.40 to the estate of Brandon Harris
$10,500,000 for Harris' wrongful death

TOTAL: $20,509,284.40

Apportionment of fault:

Dr. David Schulman - 1%
Dr. Srinivas Bhadriraju - 0%
Emory Clinic - 0%
Non-party Neurocare, Inc. - 60%
Non-party DeKalb EMT - 39%

Emory Clinic is responsible for the negligence of Defendant Neurocare. The judgment will be reduced in accordance with the apportionment of fault to non-party DeKalb EMT.

DeKalb County State Court

Sessions

SEP
21

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