The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a new claim for negligence against a hospital could be added to a medical malpractice suit, even though the nursing staff’s actions involved in a patient’s injury were not included in the original complaint and the two-year limit to file suit had passed.

The unanimous opinion said the new claim against the hospital “related back” to the original complaint and upheld a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling allowing Atlanta Medical Center to be named in the amended complaint.

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