Equitable Tolling of Medical Malpractice Claim Waiting Period on Supreme Court’s Mini-Oral Argument Calendar

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered mini-oral argument to be held in two cases addressing a very significant issue dealing with whether trial courts can disregard the notice waiting period required before filing a complaint in a medical malpractice action, either by disregard of the defect or allowing amendment of the complaint under MCL 600.2301. [...]

Equitable Amendment of Complaint Allowed to Toll Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Action Even Where Original Complaint Filed Prematurely Before Expiration of Mandatory Notice Period

The Court of Appeals has issued its conflict panel opinion in the case of Furr v. McLeod, M.D., et al.   This is a case I previously wrote about in which the Court of Appeals convened a special conflict panel to determine whether the filing of an original complaint before the expiration of the mandatory notice period [...]

Supreme Court Leaves Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Claim Intact to Recover Damages for Loss of Kidney in “Dual Organ” Case

The Supreme Court has let stand a Court of Appeals decision, which held that a doctor’s alleged misdiagnosis and ultimate removal of a cancerous kidney gave rise to a cause of action for damages because of the potential for greater future harm due to the additional risk associated with having only one functional organ. Lawrence Garcia, Esq. [...]

Amicus Curiae Brief Submitted in Huddleston v. IHA of Ann Arbor, P.C., et al, Supreme Court No. 146041

We submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel in this case before the Supreme Court to address the extent of damages potentially available in a medical malpractice action involving the loss of a "dual organ" by the plaintiff as a result of the alleged malpractice.  Here is the brief: huddleston.sc.amicus.curiae.br [...]