Michigan Supreme Court Rules in Favor of CEFU Attorney Noreen Slank’s Client in Medical Malpractice Case


On December 21, 2011, the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and ruled that the defendant urgent care doctor, who was board-certified only in family medicine, was governed by a family practice standard of care—not an emergency medicine standard of care. The Supreme Court also reversed the Court of Appeals by adopting the Court of Appeals dissenting opinion on an important evidentiary issue dealing with the exclusion of hospital and clinic policy, procedure and guideline documents. Plaintiff’s effort to convince that such documents are evidence of the standard of care was unsuccessful. Estate of Jilek v Stockson.

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