ERICA WADE, ET AL. V. JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 17, 2015

Head Comment: Correction: The correction is on page 9. Last full paragraph, line 1. The incorrect date of June 16, 2014 has been changed to the correct date of June 16, 2011.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Louis P. Chiozza, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee and Steven R. Walker, Oakland, Tennessee, for the appellants, Erica Wade and Peggy Fly.

Attorneys 2:

Patrick W. Rogers, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital District. Marty R. Phillips and Craig P. Sanders, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Armie Walker, M.D.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

The trial court granted summary judgment to the defendant medical providers on the basis that the plaintiffs’ health care liability complaint was filed after the expiration of the Governmental Tort Liability Act statute of limitations. Because we conclude that, under Tennessee Code Annotated Section 29-26-121(c), plaintiffs were entitled to a 120-day extension on the applicable statute of limitations, we reverse and remand.