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DIVIDED COURT OF APPEALS PANEL ALLOWS “SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE” WITH THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AFFIDAVIT REQUIREMENT OF R.S.Mo. §538.225

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  Medical malpractice actions in Missouri are subject to the requirements of R.S.Mo. §538.225. This statute requires counsel for plaintiffs pursuing medical negligence actions to file an affidavit stating that he or she has secured the written opinion of an appropriately qualified health care provider attesting to the merit of the malpractice claim. The statute expressly provides that “a separate…

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