Thornton v. Columbia Medical Center of Plano Subsidiary, LP
Dallas Court of Appeals, No. 05-18-01010--CV (September 12, 2019)
Justices Myers (Opinion available here), Osborne, and Nowell
The Dallas Court of Appeals held that a Texas limited partnership receives notice when it is served on its registered agent or a general partner. Columbia’s registered agent was CT Corporation System. The Court held that, even though the Medical Center of Plano at 3901 W. 15th Street, Plano, Texas, 75075 “was the physical place at which the treatment occurred,” “it was not the health care provider Thornton sued.” So mailing notice to “Medical Center of Plano” at the hospital’s physical address did not provide notice to Columbia, and the statute of limitations was not tolled. Summary judgment in favor of Columbia was affirmed.