Texas High Court Says Docs Named In Suits Are 'Parties'

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that physicians or health care providers who've been hit with medical malpractice suits can be served with expert reports before they receive the actual suit because they can be "parties" to the action before receiving the actual document.

Texas law says that expert reports in health care liability suits must be given to “parties” in the suit by a specified deadline, and the high court said medical malpractice defendants are parties to the suit when they are named, not when...
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