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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

COURT UPHOLDS HIGHER LIABILITY STANDARDS FOR EMERGENCY CARE

The Ninth Court of Appeals in Beaumont overturned a lower court ruling that threatened Texas’ special liability protections for physicians providing emergency care. This marks the third appeals court to uphold the higher liability threshold for emergency services that was part of our 2003 tort reforms. Physicians providing emergency care need greater protection from lawsuit abuse because, in many cases, they provide life-saving care immediately and with limited patient information.

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