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Patricia Popovich appeals the dismissal of her complaint against Dr. John R. Danielson. Because the Medical Malpractice Act governs three of Popovich’s claims, she needed to obtain an opinion from a medical review panel prior to filing her complaint, and the trial court properly determined it lacked jurisdiction over those claims.
Conclusion (slip op. at 10-11): Because a medical review panel needed to first review Popovich’s claims of assault and battery, defamation, and “contractual obligation to accurately and correctly report necessary medical findings and observations in medical records,” the trial court properly dismissed them without prejudice. The court also properly dismissed without prejudice her claim of fraud, as that claim was insufficiently specific to meet the requirements of Trial Rule 9(B). Affirmed.