Washington v. St. Amand
SJC-12026Argue Date: Monday April 3, 2017
*Summary: Medical Malpractice Tribunal; Federal Courts-- In this case, a self-represented inmate commenced a medical malpractice action in federal District Court and the matter was transferred to the Superior Court for purposes of a medical malpractice hearing. Where the tribunal found for the defendant and the matter had been transferred back to the federal court, whether the plaintiff can pursue an appeal in the Massachusetts courts of the tribunal’s decision.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, JJ.
Appellant: Derrick Washington
Counsel for Appellant: Pro Se
Appellee: Peter St. Amand
Counsel for Appellee: Tory A. Weigand, Esquire
Court Appealed From: SJC for Suffolk County
Lower Court Judge: Dennis J. Curran, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Entry: Appeal from Single Justice Order/Judgment
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