Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment Achieved by SAKG Team

The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of an SAKG hospital client.  The medical malpractice case was originally brought in the United States District Court of Kansas. The SAKG team of Michele L. Sutton and Todd A. Scharnhorst obtained summary judgment on all claims in the underlying medical negligence suit.   In affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment, the Tenth Circuit agreed the appellant’s state law medical negligence claims were barred by the doctrine of claim preclusion.  The appellate court also affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s federal law claims for lack of personal jurisdiction over the hospital and improper venue, fully resolving the appeal in favor of SAKG’s client.