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Date: 09-16-2011

Case Style: Jack Kirby v. Dr. George Kurdgelashvili, M.D. and Emergency Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Case Number: CJ-2009-9740

Judge: Twyla Mason Gray

Court: District Court, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Perry Marrs

Defendant's Attorney: John Wiggins, Lane Odell Krieger and Michael J. Heron for Dr. George Kurdelashvili, M.D. and Emergency Staffing Solutions, Inc.

Description: Kack Kirby, as surviving spouse and next of kin of Jimmie L. Kirby, deceased, sued Dr. George Kurdelashvili, M.D. and Emergency Staffing Solutions, Inc. on medical negligence (medical malpractice) and respondeat superior theories claiming that on April 5, 2008, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Jimmie L. Kirby was admitted to the Arbuckle Memorial Hospital emergeny room which was staffed, at the time, by Dr. Kurdelashvili. An EKG performed immediately after admission showed an ST myocardial infarction. Dr. Kurdelashvile attempted to transfer Ms. Kirby and was advised to administer thrombolytics to the patient but did not do so and sent his patient to Norman Regional Hospital for care where she died on April 5, 2008.

Defendants admitted some of the allegations made by Plaintiff but denied wrongdoing.

Outcome: Defendants' verdict.

Plaintiff's Experts: Michael E. Mullins, M.D., St. Louis, Missouri, emergency medicine; Ira Erhlich, M.D., Phoenix, Arizona

Defendant's Experts: Jerome Hoffman, M.D., Los Angeles, California, emergency medicine; Dr. Jon Resar, Baltimore, Maryland, cardiogist


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