Ohio Time Limit Not Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Says

Law360 (March 12, 2021, 11:06 PM EST) -- An Ohio appeals court Friday said a state statute of repose is not unconstitutional and allowed two doctors and two medical facilities to escape a medical malpractice suit but left one doctor and facility to face claims that a cancerous mass in a woman's neck was wrongly diagnosed as benign.

The three-judge appeals panel reversed a trial judge's decision that four defendants still have to fight claims of alleged malpractice stemming from her first diagnosis in 2012. 

But the panel held that since one doctor treated the patient until 2017, the statute doesn't apply to that physician and he and his...

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