Stone v. Williamson, Docket No. 133986.

CourtSupreme Court of Michigan
Citation738 N.W.2d 763,480 Mich. 895
Docket NumberDocket No. 133986.,COA No. 265048.
PartiesCarl STONE and Nancy Stone, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. David A. WILLIAMSON, M.D., Jackson Radiology Consultants, P.C., and W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Defendants-Appellants.
Decision Date26 September 2007

On order of the Court, the motion for miscellaneous relief is GRANTED. The application for leave to appeal the April 17, 2007 judgment of the Court of Appeals is considered, and it is GRANTED, limited to the following issues: (1) whether the requirements set forth in the second sentence of MCL 600.2912a(2) apply in this case; (2) if so, whether the "loss of an opportunity to survive or an opportunity to achieve a better result" should be determined by considering the aggregate increased risk posed by the alleged malpractice, including risks associated with injuries that the patient did not suffer and any increased risk of death, or whether the only consideration should be the increased risk of the specific injury or injuries suffered by the patient; (3) whether Fulton v. William Beaumont Hosp., 253 Mich.App. 70, 655 N.W.2d 569 (2002), was correctly decided, or whether a different approach is required to correctly implement the second sentence of § 2912a(2), such as that described in Roy W. Waddell, M.D.'s A Doctor's View of Opportunity to Survive: Fulton's Assumptions and Math are Wrong, published in the March, 2007 edition of the Michigan Bar Journal at 32; and (4) whether the Court of Appeals erred when it determined that the plaintiffs met the requirements of § 2912a(2).

The Clerk of the Court is directed to place this case on the January 2008 session calendar for argument and submission. Appellants' brief and appendix must be filed no later than November 16, 2007, and appellees' brief and appendix, if appellees choose to submit an appendix, must be filed no later than December 17, 2007.

The Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Michigan Association of Justice, and Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc., are invited to file briefs amicus curiae. Other persons or groups interested in the determination of the issues presented in this case may move the Court for permission to file briefs amicus curiae.

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    • Supreme Court of Michigan
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