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Chamblee Ryan Obtain Ruling in Favor of Respondents in a Complex Arbitration
December 6, 2018

Bill Chamblee and Jeff Ryan, along with Annik Morgan and Bill Newman, obtained a unanimous ruling in favor of Respondents in highly complex, lengthy arbitration matter; defeating Plaintiffs’ demand for $1,276.307.00.

The matter involved Chapter 74 medical malpractice and wrongful death claims against an anesthesiologist/pain physician, as well as ostensible agency and DTPA claims against a healthcare marketing company (that provided lead referrals to affiliated physicians).  Claimants argued that the Decedent contracted Group B strep meningitis as a result of the alleged negligence of the physician.  Claimants entered alternative claims that the physician was an ostensible agent of the marketing company, further alleging deceptive trade practices and additional claims of negligence stemming from the referral.

During arbitration, our Team entered a defense for not only the marketing company, but the defendant physician as well.   The proceedings included eight full days of evidence, followed by several months of post hearing briefing; culminating in the Arbitrator’s denial of all of claims against Respondent.

Attorneys: William H. Chamblee; Jeffrey W. Ryan; Annik L. Morgan; William A. Newman