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Saturday, April 04, 2015

New Health Care Liability Action Opinion: Case Refiled under Saving Statute Dismissed Because Plainitffs Did Not Resend Presuit Notices Before Filing Second Suit

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion on Potter v. Perrigan, No. E2013-01442-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 26, 2015).  The summary from the opinion states as follows:
This is a medical malpractice action. Plaintiffs timely filed a complaint [] after properly sending pre-suit notices to Defendants. After voluntarily dismissing the initial complaint, Plaintiffs filed a second complaint pursuant to the saving statute with an attached certificate of good faith and a copy of the original pre-suit notices. Defendants moved to dismiss the second complaint for failure to comply with the notice requirements set out in Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-26-121(a). The trial court agreed and dismissed the action.  Plaintiffs appealed. We reversed the decision of the trial court. Defendants filed an application for permission to appeal. The Tennessee Supreme Court granted the application and remanded the case for reconsideration in light of its opinion in Foster v. Chiles, No. E2012-01780-SC-R11-CV, 2015 WL 343872 (Tenn. Jan. 27, 2015). Upon remand, we affirm the decision of the trial court.
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