Bellan v. Penn Presbyterian Med. Ctr.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s order, which dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint with prejudice. The plaintiff sued Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (“PPMC”) to recover damages for injuries he allegedly sustained while being treated as a patient. PPMC filed preliminary objections, alleging that the plaintiff did not serve PPMC promptly. The trial court sustained the PO’s. The Superior Court affirmed and ruled that there was no evidence to show that the plaintiff’s actions gave PPMC actual notice of his action in a timely manner. Furthermore, the plaintiff failed to produce evidence to show he acted diligently in making a good-faith effort to serve PPMC with notice that he had filed his complaint.

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