Court holds injury victim's "belief" that he tripped over gas tubing is purely speculative; case dismissed
:ewis Sparks sued Willliam Beaumont Hospital, alleging that he was injured when he tripped over a gas line serving medical equipment. The Court granted Beaumont summary disposition, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. Although Sparks said he thought he tripped over the tubing, he acknowledged that he wasn't "certain" of what he tripped over and no one else witnessed the event. On that basis, the Court held that Sparks' testimony wasn't adequate to prove his claim and dismissed it. The Court apparently has concluded that now all testimony offered by any witness must carry an attestation of "certainty" in order to be admissible evidence.