Court dismisses nursing home restraint case for failure to comply with malpractice "reforms"
Bortz Health Care of Ypsilanti managed to avoid a trial on the merits regarding its alleged failure to provide adequate care to resident Lorraine Lanier. Lanier fell and suffered serious injury while living in defendant's nursing home. Her son claimed the fall was caused by a combination of excessive chemical restraints and a lack of supervision by defendant.
The ultimate accuracy of the guardian/son's allegations will never be known because he failed to comply with the medical malpractice "reform" rules by filing a Notice of Intent and Affidavit of Merit, and apparently he did not comply with the shorter medical malpractice statute of limitations. He believed that the gravamen of his claims sounded in ordinary negligence, but the court disagreed.