In an order entered on Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital’s petition for a writ of certiorari from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia’s decision not to review the jury’s verdict of $6.5 million in a medical malpractice action filed against the hospital. Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital v. Boggs, Bernard, No. 07-812. Here are my posts from last September about the hospital’s petition for appeal and the Supreme Court of Appeals’ refusal thereof.
Reporter Andrew Clevenger has an article about the case in today’s Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, in which he mentions that a “countersuit” filed by the hospital against Bernard Boggs, alleging that Boggs’ original lawsuit was frivolous, is still pending. It seems like a verdict for $6.5 million in the underlying action, plus sanctions in the amount of $1.3 million, would prove that Boggs’ lawsuit had merit.