No. 33,770.

335 P.3d 1243 (2014)


Diego ZAMORA as Personal Representative of the Estate of William "Mack" Vaughan, Plaintiff-Petitioner, v. ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL, Defendant-Respondent.

Supreme Court of New Mexico.

September 18, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Tucker Law Firm, P.C., Steven L. Tucker , Law Office of Stephen Durkovich, Stephen G. Durkovich , Santa Fe, NM, for Petitioner.

Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, LLP, William P. Slattery , Dana Simmons Hardy , Santa Fe, NM, for Respondent.


DANIELS, Justice.

{1} In this medical negligence case, we reaffirm New Mexico's longstanding commitment to the nontechnical fair notice requirements of Rule 1-008 NMRA, "General rules of pleading." Plaintiff William "Mack" Vaughan alleges that, as the result of a communication failure between a surgeon and a contract radiologist, Defendant St. Vincent Hospital failed to tell Vaughan about his cancer diagnosis. The district court granted...

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