METH v. THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS, INC. et al
OPINION filed. Signed by Judge Anne E. Thompson on 2/9/2018. (mps)
NOT FOR .PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
Civ. No. 17-3133
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNNERSITY
HOSPITALS, INC.; DR. COURTNEY
PENDLETON, M.D.; DR. DONALD YE,
M.D.; DR. SUSAN E. WEST, M.D.; JOHN
AND JANE DOES 1-10; and ABC ENTITIES
This matter comes before the Court upon a motion by Defendants Courtney Pendleton,
M.D., Susan E. West, M.D., and Donald Ye, M.D. ("Defendants") to dismiss the complaint
under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(2) for lack of personal jurisdiction. (ECF Nos. 3, 4.)
The Motion is unopposed. The Court has issued the opinion below based upon the parties'
written submissions and without oral argument pursuant to Local Civil Rule 78.l(b). For the
reasons stated herein, Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is granted.
Plaintiff Francie Meth ("Plaintiff') brings this medical malpractice action alleging that
Defendants were negligent in her care and treatment. Plaintiffs allegations are summarized as
follows: Plaintiff is an individual citizen of the State of New Jersey. (Compl. 'I[ 1, ECF No. 1-1.)
The moving Defendants are individuals employed as physicians by Defendant Thomas Jefferson
University Hospitals, Inc.
"Hospital"), a Pennsylvania corporation with its principal place of
business in Philadelphia, PA. (Id. «Jr)[2-5.) The Complaint does not allege facts about the state
citizenship of Defendants, the individual doctors named in the lawsuit.
On April 25, 2015, Plaintiff was admitted to the Hospital with a diagnosis of frontal
opercular meningioma and underwent a left frontal craniotomy surgery. (Id.
discharged on April 27, 2015. (Id.
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