A county in Nebraska has been sued for not serving a doctor with medical malpractice papers. A woman is suing Douglas County for damages that she was not able to claim when her medical malpractice case was thrown out of court. The county sent her attorney paperwork saying the papers had been served within the statute of limitations. The doctor testified in court that he was not served.
Records showed that the physician was out of his office on the day the server claimed to have given him the papers, and Judge Patricia Lamberty ruled in his favor.
By then, it was too late for Blakeman to have the lawsuit served again.
The plantiff’s original case stemmed from pain and suffering she endured after having gastric bypass surgery in 2003.