Hoffman v. Samaritan Hospital, et. al., N.Y. Slip Op. 93227, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., April 15, 2004
Appearing pro se, plaintiff commenced a medical malpractice action to recover damages for defendants' alleged failure to prevent and promptly diagnose a staph infection she developed during the three weeks following a cervical laminectomy performed by defendant Pelletier at defendant Samaritan Hospital.
Finding no triable issue of fact, Supreme Court granted defendants' motions for summary judgment dismissing the complaint and plaintiff appealed.
Debra Young represented Samaritan Hospital during oral arguments and the Appellate Division found that summary judgment was approrpiate and affirmed.