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Defense Win in Negligence Case

25 Mar 2020 2:01 PM | Jennifer Edwards (Administrator)

In January, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of North Carolina’s summary judgment in Riggins v. Yanceyville in favor of Hagwood & Tipton, attorney Michael Phillips. In this case, the plaintiff claimed the defendant’s negligent care resulted in his mother’s death. The plaintiff’s medical expert failed to testify to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the death related to the defendant’s failure to provide thickened liquids, resulting in summary judgment. 

The attorney’s excellent briefing and legal application led the Court of Appeals to affirm the District Court on all issues.

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