Med Mal Suit Tossed Over Failure To Tell Bankruptcy Court

By Mike Curley (September 17, 2021, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A D.C. appeals court has thrown out a malpractice suit by a woman who alleges her doctor botched an abdominal surgery, finding it can't go forward after the woman failed to disclose the possibility of a suit when she went through bankruptcy.

In an opinion filed Thursday, a three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal of Melinda Dennis's suit against Patrick G. Jackson and Georgetown University Hospital, saying the trial court was right to find that her nondisclosure blocked the case.

According to court documents, Dennis underwent the surgery in October 2012, but days later had multiple problems relating to the procedure, requiring...

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