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Jeffrey Hugh Dover

Jeffrey Dover’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Lung Cancer: Abnormal Chest X-Ray, Failure to Inform Patient and Failure to Follow-up Screening Test

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    The case went to trial. After five days of testimony the case was settled.
    Description:
    The plaintiff was a 57-year-old male smoker who appeared for a physical exam by the defendant family practitioner. He was offered a screening chest x-ray and was referred to the defendant’s radiology clinic. The x-ray was performed and was read as suspicious for a two centimeter lesion in the left upper lobe. The plaintiff, however, was not informed of the abnormality in a timely manner. The defendant family practitioner never followed up on the test results. One year later the plaintiff returned to the family practitioner and another chest x-ray was ordered. This study revealed an eight centimeter lesion in the left upper lobe. Review of the previous x-ray confirmed the lesion was present a year earlier. The plaintiff was diagnosed with lung carcinoma and received radiation and chemotherapy. Our firm assisted the plaintiff in suing the defendant radiology clinic for simple negligence in failing to report the abnormal chest x-ray findings to the referring doctor. It was found that the plaintiff’s name was not on the list of reports delivered to the referring doctor by the radiology clinic. The family practitioner was also sued for simple negligence (having no policy or procedure to identify and follow-up on tests that were ordered) and professional negligence (failing to follow-up on a test that was ordered).
  • Rectal Cancer: Misread Barium Enema Delay in Diagnosis – Wrongful Death

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    The case was settled before trial.
    Description:
    The decedent was a 56-year-old male who complained to his family doctor of rectal bleeding. He was referred to the defendant radiologist who performed a barium enema which was read as normal. The decedent continued to complain of rectal bleeding. Sixteen months after the barium enema he was referred by his family doctor to a gastroenterologist, who performed a colonoscopy. A large 4 centimeter lesion was found 4.5 cm above the anal verge. Subsequent staging revealed Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the rectum with metastases to the liver. The decedent contacted our firm and the barium enema was reviewed by an expert radiologist. He found a large filling defect suspicious for cancer in the area where the cancer was found during colonoscopy. The decedent sued the defendant radiologist for failure to diagnose his cancer and loss of chance of a cure. Unfortunately, our client soon passed and his surviving family filed a wrongful death claim.
  • Thomas v. White -- Court of Appeals of Georgia

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    Court found in favor of our client, Jury returned a verdict in our client's favor
    Description:
    211 Ga. App. 140 (1993) 438 S.E.2d 366 THOMAS v. WHITE et al. A93A1621. Court of Appeals of Georgia. Dover & Sexton, Jeffrey H. Dover, Jonathan P. Sexton, for appellant. Webb, Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, Dennis J. Webb, Edward A. Miller, for appellees. BIRDSONG, Presiding Judge. Jacqueline Thomas appeals the grant of partial summary judgment to the defendants on the issue of punitive damages in her legal malpractice action. The court decided that a jury should determine whether the previous attorney's conduct rose to the level of punitive damages. http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=17245966663343563373&q=georgia+jeffrey+h.+dover&hl=en&as_sdt=4,11
  • Prillaman v. Sark et al -- Court of Appeals of Georgia

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    Court found in favor of our Client, Case Settled
    Description:
    567 S.E.2d 76 (2002) 255 Ga. App. 781 PRILLAMAN v. SARK et al. No. A02A0527. Court of Appeals of Georgia. June 13, 2002. Jeffrey H. Dover, Atlanta, for appellant. Hicks, Casey & Barber, William T. Casey, Jr., Marietta, Lisa K. Whitfield, for appellees. BLACKBURN, Chief Judge. Megan Prillaman appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of C. Erik Sark, Matt Cremers, and Southern Cheerleading Academy, Inc. in her negligence action arising from a cheerleading class accident. Prillaman contends that: (1) the trial court erred in determining she assumed the risk of injury and (2) there were genuine issues of fact to be decided by a jury. For the reasons set forth below, we reverse. Summary judgment is proper when there is no genuine issue of material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as 77*77 a matter of law. OCGA § 9-11-56(c).... Our review of a grant of summary judgment is de novo, and we view the evidence and all reasonable inferences drawn from it in the light most favorable to the nonmovant. Complete details at: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14322105886496364233&q=georgia+jeffrey+h.+dover&hl=en&as_sdt=4,11
  • Tassen v. Waffle House, Inc. -- Court of Appeals of Georgia

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Outcome:
    Court found in favor of our Client, Case Settled
    Description:
    472 S.E.2d 545 (1996) 221 Ga. App. 755 TASSEN v. WAFFLE HOUSE, INC. No. A96A0512. Court of Appeals of Georgia. June 18, 1996. Jeffrey H. Dover, Atlanta, for appellant. Croy, Harris & Hammond, A. Cullen Hammond, Atlanta, for appellee. McMURRAY, Presiding Judge. This is a rainy day slip and fall case. Plaintiff Tassen was injured when, after dining at a restaurant operated by defendant Waffle House, Inc., she attempted to use some outside stairs constructed of railroad ties which were on her route back to an adjacent motel. Plaintiff and her companion had walked to the restaurant by a different route, so she encountered the steps for the first time immediately before her fall. After successfully addressing the first step, plaintiff's foot slipped from under her when she placed it on the second step. Plaintiff had no difficulty seeing the steps and saw no foreign substance other than the rain to account for 546*546 the slippery condition of the steps. A summary judgment was granted in favor of defendant, and plaintiff appeals. Held: We have often cited Gibson v. Consolidated Credit Corp., 110 Ga.App. 170, 172, 138 S.E.2d 77 for the proposition that installation of an accepted building material does not constitute negligence simply because it becomes slippery when wet because there is scarcely any material that might be used in construction that is not made somewhat slippery by the presence of water. But we have also recognized that the use of inappropriate materials may present a particular peril when wet. Stephens v. Ernie's Steakhouse, etc., 215 Ga.App. 166, 168(1), 450 S.E.2d 275. In the case sub judice, we have evidence of such an extreme peril in that plaintiff has presented an expert's affidavit stating that railroad ties are extremely slippery when wet because they are coated with creosote and that the steps at issue were inherently dangerous, due in part to the use of inappropriate materials in the construction of the steps. Complete details at: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4247103690163963437&q=georgia+jeffrey+h.+dover&hl=en&as_sdt=4,11
  • Northside Hospital-Cherokee, Inc. v. Mayes et al. Supreme Court of Georgia

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Judgment affirmed, Case Settled in Client's favor
    Description:
    627 S.E.2d 2 (2006) 280 Ga. 278 NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL-CHEROKEE, INC. v. MAYES et al. No. S05A1870. Supreme Court of Georgia. February 27, 2006. Susan V. Sommers, Jane C. Taylor, Michelle Roback Kraynak, Sommers, Scrudder & Bass, LLP, Atlanta, for Appellant. Jeffrey Hugh Dover, Roswell, Timothy H. Bendin, John Douglas Rogers, Jr., Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C., Paul E. Weathington, Atlanta, for Appellees. SEARS, Chief Justice. As the issue in this case is controlled by our recent decision in EHCA Cartersville v. Turner,[1] the decision below is hereby affirmed. Judgment affirmed. HUNSTEIN, P.J., BENHAM, CARLEY, THOMPSON, HINES, JJ., and Judge DANIEL M. COURSEY, JR., concur. MELTON, J., not participating. [1] 280 Ga. 333, 626 S.E.2d 482 (2006).