Hospital Tells Texas Justices Lien Suits Violate State Law

Law360 (February 6, 2019, 9:33 PM EST) -- McAllen Hospitals LP has asked the Texas Supreme Court to step in and prevent it from having to face more than 100 potential fraud trials brought by accident victims fighting the hospital's liens, saying the claims are clearly barred by state law.

The hospital argued in its Feb. 4 petition that the state's Property Code gives it the power to impose liens on the legal recoveries uninsured or indigent accident victims receive as compensation for the emergency medical care it provides. It said the 127 pending cases that allege McAllen violated the fraudulent lien statute under the state's Civil Practice and Remedy Code should...

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