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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:04 am, Fri May 18, 2012.

A Lodi woman is suing Lodi Memorial Hospital for medical malpractice, court documents show.

Geraldine Melhaff contends she was negligently diagnosed, treated and given the wrong medication, according to court papers.

Melhaff's age and the type of illness she was diagnosed with are not detailed in the court documents.

According to the documents, Melhaff is seeking monetary compensation from the hospital through an unlimited civil suit. The amount of money was not revealed in court documents, though an unlimited civil suit means the plaintiff is suing the defendant for at least $25,000.

Melhaff states in court documents that as a result of the malpractice at Lodi Memorial Hospital, she suffered injuries to her health as well as her strength. The injuries were not named in the documents.

Melhaff's attorney could not be reached for comment.

Lodi Memorial Hospital also could also not be reached for comment.

A case management conference regarding the suit has been scheduled for Sept. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 13 in Stockton.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:17 pm on Mon, May 21, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4296

    You forgot to add, "Nah, nah, na, nah nah!

    So you claim to know this woman and what her suit is about?

    You really should get some psychological help, Mr. Baumbach.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:05 pm on Fri, May 18, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Ms Bobin stated ... I suggest he limit his commentary to things about which he actually has concrete information

    Good advise. Its why I have facts to back up what I say... its why I can refute anything you have to say...its why I save all your posts to refute your accusations.

    I do agree with you that I will not likely be selected on a jury. I am far too objective, not emotional and would actually analyze the evidence to be fair. That disqualifies me for sure.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:21 pm on Fri, May 18, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4296

    Regarding the comment from the department of redundancy department, i.e.., "after following," it is so nice to know that Mr. Baumbach has determined that this law suit is a nuisance suit filed just to obtain monetary compensation.

    I suggest he limit his commentary to things about which he actually has concrete information....Oh, that's right, that would be nothing.

    I sincerely hope that you rarely get called for jury duty, or at least attorneys would disqualify you on the basis of your bias against civil suits.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:18 am on Fri, May 18, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    After following the Mike Kelly case, I would imagine the civil court venue appears to be a very easy way to get millions.... just need a jury that feels your pain no matter if there is pain or not.( good acting)

    You do not even need evidence or facts... just a sympathetic jury. Makes me think our judicial system is broken beyond repair.



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