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Case No. 19-1566

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Meta Crow
Sarvenaz Jabbari, M.D.


Meta Crow


Sarvenaz Jabbari, M.D.

Attorney for the Appellant

Jason S. Rieper

Attorney for the Appellee

Frederick T. Harris and Jeffrey R. Kappelman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Chad A. Kepros, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (9 pages)

            Meta Crow contends the district court was wrong in finding she waited too long to file her medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Sarvenaz Jabbari.  Crow asks us to reverse the summary judgment, urging that a genuine issue of material fact exists as to the date she was on notice of her claimed injury and its cause in fact.  Crow also argues we should find that her designated experts are qualified to address the standard of care.  OPINION HOLDS: Because no reasonable fact finder could conclude that Crow filed her lawsuit within two years of when she was on notice of her injury caused by an alleged misdiagnosis, the statute of limitations barred her action.  Next, because the statute bars her claim, we need not reach the expert-opinion issue.

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