Estate of Evelyn Sample v. Life Care Centers Of America, Inc., Et Al.

Estate of Evelyn Sample v. Life Care Centers Of America, Inc., Et Al.
E2017-00687-COA-R3-CV

The Estate of Evelyn Sample (“the Estate”) appeals the March 13, 2017 order of the Circuit Court for Bradley County (“the Trial Court”) granting summary judgment to Life Care Centers of America, Inc. and Life Care Center of Cleveland (collectively “Life Care”) in this health care liability action. We find and hold that Life Care made a properly supported motion for summary judgment negating an essential element of the Estate’s claim, i.e., causation, and that the Estate failed to produce evidence showing a genuine issue of material fact. We, therefore, affirm the grant of summary judgment to Life Care.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge D. Michael Swiney, C.J.
Originating Judge: 
Judge Michael S. Pemberton
Date Filed: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017