In a case stemming from the death of a woman after a botched cosmetic procedure, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether a hospital can be liable for treatment provided by emergency-room doctors who are independent contractors.
Bryan Gowdy represents a woman who was treated by Doctors Hospital after she became unconscious following a cosmetic procedure. She was treated in the hospital's emergency room and intensive-care unit but died several hours later. Mr. Gowdy argues that the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruling conflicts with earlier decisions from the 4th District Court of Appeal about whether hospitals can be held liable for the actions of independent contractors.
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Bryan Gowdy, Rebecca Creed, and Thomas Burns have been recognized as Florida Legal Elite for 2019 in the Florida Trend magazine. They have been selected by their peers as the best appellate lawyers in the state over the past 10 years.
Daniel Mahfood has also been recognized as "Up and Comer" Florida Legal Elite for 2019 in the Florida Trend magazine. He has been selected for the past two years.
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A recent Florida Times Union story detailed multiple cases brought by the Terrell Hogan law firm on behalf of former patients of two local plastic surgeons. They allege that a breast-implant manufacturer, Allergan, aided and abetted the surgeons in defrauding them and other patients to have unnecessary breast-implant surgeries. Creed & Gowdy is assisting Terrell Hogan in two of the cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Bryan Gowdy recently argued in those two cases at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Howard.
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Thomas A. Burns, of Counsel, was selected as a Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Tampa, FL for 2019. Thomas has been recognized in the past as a Rising Star and for three years in a row and a was rated a Super Lawyer for 2018.
D. Gray Thomas, Of Counsel, was selected as a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville, FL. Gray has been a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney for the last four years.
Being selected to Super Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys named Super Lawyers, Creed & Gowdy is proud of Thomas and Gray's continuous peer recognition and professional achievements!
In late May, Bryan Gowdy accepted the role of Chair for the Florida Justice Association Amicus Curiae Committee. In his first order of business, Bryan has expressed his opinions on the Florida Supreme Court's recent adoption of the Daubert standard for expert witness testimony. In a recent interview with Law360, he stated, "that the plaintiffs bar has never been opposed to having reliable scientific expert testimony." The Daubert standard may have its concerns, but it can be a good thing. Moving forward he said, "the court should consider whether to impose monetary sanctions on parties that file multiple unsuccessful Daubert motions. He added that under court rules, the judiciary has the authority to do so."
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