Supreme Court reverses another medical malpractice dismissal
Vicki Zunich sued Family Medicine Associates of Midland, Jerry Ferrell, M.D. and others, arguing that they were negligent in treating her husband. Zurich's husband died after suffering a series of grand mal seizures, apparently caused by an undiagnosed brain hemorrhage. The case was dismissed after the Defendants complained that Zunich's Notice of Intent (NOI) and Amended Notice of Intent, alleging first 8 and then 16 breaches of the standard of care, did not adequately inform the physicians of their alleged negligence. Applying the more reasonable standard that the Supreme Court elucidated in its recent Bush decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and sent the Zunich case back for further development and amendment of the NOI, if necessary.