Ohio Supreme Court Rules Medical Malpractice Statute Of Repose Is Constitutional
(October 27, 2016, 1:28 PM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Oct. 25 ruled that the four-year medical malpractice statute of repose is constitutional “even to the extent that it prohibits bringing suit on a cause of action that has vested,” reversing an appellate panel and affirming a trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice case (David Antoon, et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, et al., No. 2016-Ohio-7432, Ohio. Sup.; 2016 Ohio LEXIS 2593).
(Opinion available. Document #77-161109-002Z.)
“Significant public-policy considerations support granting repose to defendants, and the General...