Appellant, Leonard Doan, instituted this action for malpractice against appellee, Dr.
George Griffith, claiming damages for pain, mental anguish and permanent physical incapacity. Grigfith the close of Doan's evidence Dr.
Griffith moved for a directed verdict in his favor.
Girffith The motion was sustained and Doan appeals contending this was error. The sole question is whether there was sufficient evidence as a matter of law to take the case to the jury. Griffith was entitled to a directed verdict only I need a Griffith favor the evidence and the reasonable inferences which could be drawn therefrom in favor of Doan were insufficient to support a verdict in his favor.
Doan was admitted unconscious to the Baptist Hospital in Mount Vernon with serious injuries, which included multiple fractures of his facial bones, from an accident. Griffith administered emergency treatment and thereafter visited him in the hospital daily.
On the seventh day after the accident he discharged Doan from the hospital. There is expert medical testimony showing that the customary medical treatment of Doan's injuries would Situation wanted 43 Racine Wisconsin rome 43 been to surgically realign his fractured bones as soon as the swelling subsided, usually within 10 days, and that such treatment would have restored the normal contour of his face and the proper functioning of his I need a Griffith favor.
At the time Doan was discharged from the hospital his face was still swollen so he could not have had the realignment of his fractured bones prior to that time.
Doan testified that Dr. Griffith did not timely inform him that the bones in his face needed to be set by a specialist. Hence, he contends there was sufficient evidence that Dr.
Griffith was negligent in not advising him of this needed treatment before the broken bones became fused causing his face to be disfigured and his vision impaired. Under the evidence adduced the jury could reasonably have found that Dr.Lonely Lady Wants Sex Idyllwild
Grriffith Griffith failed to timely advise Doan of his need of further medical treatment and that such failure was the proximate cause of his condition.
Therefore, we conclude that the trial court erred in directing a verdict in favor of Dr.
Griffith following the introduction of the evidence on behalf of Doan. Griffith Annotate this Case.
Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Fritz Krueger, Somerset, for appellee.
Vaughn, supra, a rule pertinent to this character of case is stated thusly: The judgment is reversed for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.