Sacramento Family Files Medical Malpractice Suit Against Hospital, Part 1 of 6

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical negligence case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

Reply of Defendant Universal Medical Center (Also Sued as Universal Health System) to Plaintiffs Gillian and Natalie Smiths’ Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Strike Portions of Complaint

Defendant Universal Medical Center (also sued as Universal Health System) files this reply to Plaintiffs’ opposition to defendant’s motion to strike.


This action is premised on care rendered to plaintiff Gillian Smith. Gillian Smith contends that Universal and the other defendants provided negligent care to her regarding a bump on her left hand. Gillian Smith alleges that she was negligently notified that she did not test positive for a highly contagious strain of staphylococcus (“MRSA”), causing her to fail to take precautionary measures and to “unknowingly expose her family, including her daughter, the minor plaintiff, Natalie Smith, to the MRSA, resulting in the daughter’s hospitalization. The first cause of action is asserted by Gillian Smith relating to the care she received at Universal. Universal moves, under Code of Civil Procedure sections 435 and 436, to strike from paragraph 12 of the first cause of action, page 3:27 to page 4:2, of the complaint:

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“Therein Plaintiff unknowingly exposed her family, including Co-Plaintiff Natalie Smith, and the general public to the highly contagious strain of MRSA, resulting in the infection and hospitalization of Natalie Smith.” (See Part 2 of 6.)

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