Elliott v. VerskaAnnotate this Case
In 2007, Defendant Joseph Verska, MD performed two back surgeries upon Plaintiff Kristeen Elliott. She hired attorney Thomas Maile, IV to handle a malpractice claim against Dr. Verska. The issue on appeal to the Supreme Court concerned the district court's partial judgment that dismissed Plaintiff's action against Dr. Verska and St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center on the ground that they had not been served with process within six months of the date that the complaint was filed. Upon careful review of the trial court record, the Supreme Court that Defendants were not timely served, and that the district court's finding was supported by substantial and competent evidence.