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McLeanLaw PC and The Meyerson Law Firm won a huge appellate victory in the Third Court of Appeals this morning. When I was working with Jeff Meyerson’s firm, Jeff and I represented a very nice man who suffered significant injuries following a neurosurgeon’s implantation of an “Eclipse Sphere” manufactured by Verticor, Ltd. The FDA cleared…

With the 84th Legislative Session now closed, we’re happy to report two significant wins for Texas consumers. Most importantly, SB1628, the so-called “Insurance Immunity Act” which I blawged about here and here, was (thankfully) defeated. Additionally, in response to Williams v. Texas West Oaks Hosp., the Legislature narrowed the definition of a “healthcare liability claim”…

In a somewhat surprising move from the traditionally Hospital-friendly Texas Supreme Court, it issued its decision in Ross v. St. Luke’s Hospital [link to opinion]today, narrowing the definition of a “healthcare liability claim” in Texas. In Ross, a visitor (not a patient) to the hospital slipped and fell near the lobby exit doors, suffering injuries….

I came across this excellent article1 from the Dallas Observer recently, titled “A Cow, a Car Crash, and the Absurdity of Tort Reform in Texas.” The article tells the story of a terrible car wreck caused by loose cattle on a West Texas highway. The case should hinge on whether the owner of the cattle…

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