October 5, 2020 -- Marc A. Sorin secured a summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a pharmacist and his employer in health care liability action which was upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.


Marc A. Sorin represented a pharmacist and his employer in a health care liability action over the alleged wrongful death of the Plaintiff’s decedent. It was alleged that the pharmacist failed to provide the proper warnings to the Plaintiff’s decedent when filling a prescription for Pradaxa and that failure to warn contributed to the cause of the decedent’s death.  The trial court granted the pharmacist/pharmacy’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the Plaintiff’s expert pharmacist was not qualified to testify about the cause of the decedent’s death.  The Court of Appeals ruled that the Plaintiff failed to establish that her expert pharmacist was qualified to opine on the cause of the decedent’s death and dismissed the Plaintiff’s claims against the pharmacist and pharmacy in their entirety.