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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Minor – GAL Appointment – Voluntary Dismissal (access required)

Holding: When a guardian ad litem was appointed for the minor plaintiff, the minor’s disability was lifted, and the statute of limitations started running against him. The GAL’s voluntary dismissal of the minor’s medical malpractice action did not toll the statute of limitations. We reverse the Court of Appeals’ decision, which reversed the trial court’s dismissal ...

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