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Friday, February 22, 2013

Medical Malpractice: Claim Against Hospital Dismissed Due to Plaintiff's Counsel's Failure to Comply with Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act

The Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Caldwell v. Vanderbilt Univ., No. M2012-00328-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 20, 2013).  The summary from the slip opinion states as follows:
Plaintiff filed suit against Vanderbilt University Medical Center for injuries she sustained during an MRI scan. The trial court held that the complaint stated a claim for medical malpractice and dismissed the complaint for failure to comply with the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act (“TMMA”). Plaintiff appeals, asserting the complaint sounded in common law negligence and, alternatively, that the documents she filed complied with the TMMA.  We affirm the trial court
Here is a link to the opinion, to wit:

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