VICKI J. REDICK v. SAINT THOMAS MIDTOWN HOSPITAL, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 27, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen Crofford and Brenda Rhoton Clark, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Vicki J. Redick.

Attorneys 2:

Brian W. Holmes and Sean C. Wlodarczyk, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

Judge(s): SWINEY

Vicki J. Redick (“Plaintiff”) appeals the dismissal with prejudice of her health care liability action against Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital (“the Hospital”) and Jane Doe, an employee of the Hospital. We find and hold that Plaintiff, despite application of the common knowledge exception when appropriate, would be unable to prove her claim without expert proof, and therefore, Plaintiff was required to file a certificate of good faith in compliance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-122. As Plaintiff failed to file the required certificate of good faith, we find no error in the judgment of the Circuit Court for Davidson County (“the Trial Court”) dismissing Plaintiff's case with prejudice for failure to comply with Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-122.

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