Texas Hospital Can't Duck Suit Over Amputated Leg

Law360 (November 28, 2018, 8:29 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Tuesday held a patient's expert medical reports support his allegation that a Dallas-area hospital's nurses contributed to the amputation of his lower leg, rejecting the hospital's bid to toss the suit.

The Fifth Court of Appeals concluded that expert reports submitted by former patient Cedric Shelby met the threshold required for malpractice claims against Columbia Medical Center of Arlington Subsidiary LP, better known as Medical Center Arlington.

Shelby claims in the suit that nurses delayed reporting to doctors his symptoms indicating he was suffering from compartment syndrome and failed to invoke the hospital's chain of command...

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