CONFLICTING EXPERT OPINIONS PRECLUDED SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN THIS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION (SECOND DEPT).

The Second Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined conflicting expert opinions in this medical malpractice action created a question of fact:

… [T]he plaintiff’s submissions were sufficient to raise a triable issue of fact. The expert affirmations of two board-certified urologists submitted by the plaintiff contradicted the conclusion of the NYCHH defendants’ experts that the RUMC defendants and other defendants caused the plaintiff’s injuries. The plaintiff’s experts concluded, with a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that the plaintiff’s injuries occurred intra-operatively during the prostatectomy performed by Surasi at Woodhull Medical Center. Summary judgment is not appropriate in a medical malpractice action where, as here, the parties adduce conflicting medical expert opinions. “Such credibility issues can only be resolved by a jury” … . Castillo v Surasi, 2020 NY Slip Op 01903, Second Dept 3-18-20

 

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