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Monday, November 21, 2011

Medical Malpractice: Yet Another Case on Certificates of Good Faith

The Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its opinion today in Crawford v. Kavanaugh, No. E2011-00696-COA-R3-Cv (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 21, 2011). Here's the summary of the case from the opinion:

This is a medical malpractice case in which Pauletta C. Crawford (“Wife”) and James Crawford (“Husband”) filed suit against Eugene Kavanaugh, M.D. (“Doctor”). While the suit was pending, Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-26-122 was amended to require the contemporaneous filing of a certificate of good faith with complaints alleging medical malpractice. Husband and Wife (collectively the “Crawfords”) dismissed their suit and filed a new complaint that did not include a certificate of good faith. Doctor filed a motion to dismiss, and the court dismissed the case. The Crawfords appeal. We affirm the trial court.

Here's a link to the opinion:

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