Congratulations to Santa Fe partners, Caren Friedman and Rosalind Bienvenu, who, along with trial counsel Joseph Zebas of Hobbs, New Mexico, successfully convinced the New Mexico Court of Appeals to reverse summary judgment in a medical malpractice case. The defendant hospital mixed up two patients with the same name and then administered incorrect blood pressure medications to the plaintiff, causing a life-threatening drop in blood pressure. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant based on causation. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case for further proceedings, agreeing that plaintiff’s medical expert testimony permitted a reasonable inference of causation, making summary judgment improper. You can read the opinion in Walker v. Carlsbad Medical Center here.