Texas Doctors' Trial Win Upheld In Brain Injury Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (August 16, 2019, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court has cleared two physicians in a suit accusing them of causing brain injuries to a woman that left her in a vegetative state, saying the patient's daughter failed to meet a high burden of proof that applies to emergency treatment cases.

A Second Court of Appeals panel on Thursday voted 2-1 to uphold a Tarrant County jury's decision to clear Drs. Paul H. Pompa and Marcus Lesly Weatherall in a suit accusing the doctors of providing grossly negligent care to patient Tamatha Williams, who showed up at a health clinic in 2012 complaining of difficulty swallowing and...

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