SUSAN K LYONS ET AL VS LYNN COATES M D ET AL

Case No.: BC606067    



# 7. Susan K. Lyons and Tom Chou v. Lynn Coates, M.D. and Family Practice Associates of Carson

Case No.: BC606067

Matter on calendar for: Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment

Tentative ruling:

I. Background

Plaintiffs Susan K. Lyons and Tom Chou, Ph. D. sued Defendants Lynn Coates, M.D. and Family Practice Associates of Carson for medical malpractice and negligence arising from Defendants’ allegedly negligent testing of Lyons for the herpes (HSV2) virus. Defendants’ mistaken representation to Lyons that she did not have the virus allegedly caused Lyons to transmit the disease to her sexual partner, Chou.

The medical malpractice claim is asserted on behalf of Lyons, while the negligence claim is asserted on behalf of Chou.

Lyons was a patient of Dr. Coates from June 2006 to April 2015. (Lyons Decl., ¶ 1.) In 2008, Lyons told Dr. Coates that her then-husband had previou........