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Teeters v. Currey
Citation:518 S.W.2d 512
Teeters (plaintiff) gave birth to a child and Currey (defendant) was the attending physician. Teeters suffered medical complications as a result of the delivery. Currey recommended that Teeters undergo a tubal ligation, a sterilization procedure that would prevent future pregnancies. Teeters agreed and underwent the surgery. Two and a half years later, she became pregnant again. Teeters delivered a premature child nearly three years after the unsuccessful tubal ligation. Teeters suffered severe complications as a result of the delivery. She underwent a second tubal ligation. Teeters sued Currey for negligently and inadequately performing the first tubal ligation. She brought suit three years, five months and nine days after Currey had performed the procedure, but approximately eleven months after discovering her second pregnancy. The trial court held that Teeters’ suit was barred by the state’s statute of limitations. Teeters appealed.
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