Texas Justices Affirm Exception To Medical Report Deadline

Law360, Houston (June 21, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT) -- Texas' highest court said Friday that the deadline for disclosing expert reports in a medical malpractice case can be extended by dismissing and refiling the lawsuit, rejecting an argument by the Woman's Hospital of Texas that the exception amounts to an improper delay tactic.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that Scott and Angela Lidji's decision to dismiss their suit four days before the expiration of the Texas Medical Liability Act's 120-day limit for serving their expert's report on the hospital preserved the unused time under the...
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