DiNardo v. Kohler

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the trial court and ordered the dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint. A murderer’s mother, acting as the murderer’s power of attorney, alleged that several medical defendants were liable for negligent psychiatric treatment they provided to her son in the months before the murders. The medical defendants filed preliminary objections seeking dismissal of the complaint. The trial court sustained in part and overruled in part. The Superior Court reversed and ruled that the trial court erred when it overruled in part the preliminary objections. The Court held that the “no felony conviction recovery” rule articulated in Holt v. Navarro, 932 A.2d 915 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2007), precluded all of the plaintiff’s demands for monetary recovery.

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