Texas Justices To Weigh In On Higher Bar In Birth Injury Suit

By Michelle Casady (March 16, 2018, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday decided to hear oral arguments in a case where a doctor is fighting medical malpractice claims brought by the parents of a baby who was injured during delivery that asks the court to clarify when a heightened legal standard of negligence applies in emergency care situations.

Dr. Marc Wilson had argued that because emergency medical care was provided to the child's mother, identified in court documents as M.A., the baby's parents must prove negligence by a "willful and wanton" liability standard under a Texas law regarding emergency medical treatment. As of Friday, a date had...

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