IM injection: court accepts nurse's expert opinion.

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The patient sued an outpatient medical facility over an intramuscular Depo-Medrol injection she claimed caused nerve damage in her shoulder.

The Court of Appeals of Georgia has so far only put to rest the preliminary legal issue whether a registered nurse's report, as opposed to a physician's report, will suffice as the expert opinion a patient must file with the court to go ahead with a malpractice case.

The court endorsed the nurse's report in all respects, that is, the nurse was ruled qualified to express and...

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