Thursday, April 4, 2024

Certificate of Merit Requirements Also Apply in Federal Court

In the case of Rightmyer v. Philly Pregnancy Center, P.C., No. 23-1925 (E.D. Pa. March 1, 2024 Quinones Alejandro, J.), the court granted a Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss after finding that the Certificate of Merit requirements for medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania also apply in federal court.

In this case, the court ruled that a nurse is not qualified to execute a required Pennsylvania Certificate of Merit in a medical malpractice action against a medical doctor.

The court additionally found that the Plaintiff failed to plead a claim for negligence infliction of emotional distress in this case.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.  The Court's companion Order can be viewed HERE.

I send thanks to Attorney James Beck of the Philadelphia office of the Reed Smith law firm for bringing this case to my attention.

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