Friday, December 4, 2015
Rooted in Malpractice
The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided Moore v. Jackson Cardiology Associates, P.A. located here on Tuesday. The issue in the case was whether a patient falling on a treadmill during a stress test constituted ordinary negligence or medical malpractice. If it was malpractice, the statute of limitations had run. The Court of Appeals found that because the patient fell during a medical procedure, this was medical malpractice since it was rooted in medical conduct. As such, the complaint was not filed within two (2) years and therefore barred.