Texas Medical Liability Act Applies To Nurse, Justices Say

Law360, Houston (August 23, 2013, 7:29 PM ET) -- The Texas Supreme Court said Friday that the Texas Medical Liability Act’s requirement that third parties suing health care providers must file “expert reports” also applies to doctors and nurses who file suit against their employers over hospital safety or standards of care.

The high court ruled that psychiatric nurse Kenneth Palit’s suit against Mission Vista Behavioral Health Center over injuries he sustained helping to restrain a violent patient had to be dismissed because he missed the TMLA’s deadline for disclosing an expert medical report substantiating...
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