Portia Rauer obtained summary judgment for her clients, a Boise hospital and surgical group, in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A husband and wife brought suit against numerous health care providers, including the hospital and surgical group represented by Ms. Rauer. Plaintiff’s claimed the husband’s spinal surgery was performed negligently. Ms. Rauer moved for summary judgment, arguing that the plaintiffs failed to adequately plead a claim against both the hospital and the surgical group. She further argued that the plaintiffs failed to produce expert testimony as required by Idaho statute. The court agreed with both arguments, finding that the plaintiffs’ complaint failed to state how the hospital and surgical group were negligent or how they were involved with surgery, thereby granting summary judgment.
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