SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington Court of Appeals on Dec. 5 affirmed summary judgment for the defendant in a medical malpractice action, agreeing with the trial court that the plaintiff's claims were time-barred (Keith L. Dixon v. Yakima HMA LLC, No. 30537-6-III, Wash. App., Div. 3; 2013 Wash. App. LEXIS 2752).