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Court Upholds Dismissal of Malpractice Suit

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 199 | 0 | 57 min read

The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s malpractice suit against his former attorney, finding the lawyer was not responsible for the forfeiture of a tort claim. Case: Bush v. Eichholz, No. A19A1388, 08/16/2019, published. Facts: Reginald Bush was a longshoreman with the Georgia Ports Authority. He injured his back while at work in May 2015. Bush hired attorney David Eichholz to pursue a tort claim and a workers' compensation claim. Georgia Code Section 50-21-26 requires that a party file a notice of claim against the state within a year of inj...

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