Kentucky Supreme Court to hear Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare Inc. v. Darrel House, et al.
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear the case of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare Inc. v. Darrel House, et al. at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare Inc. is appealing a decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. It alleges the lower court "created new law by misrepresenting this court's precedent and ruling that a defendant is forbidden from moving for directed verdict against a settling defendant at the close of the plaintiff's case. The appellate court also neglected to determine whether the purported error was harmless," according to its brief.
The original case revolved around House and others filling suit in Bullitt Circuit Court against the hospital alleging negligence after a patient's death.
Kentucky Supreme Court case number 2017-SC-000440-DG