Texas Ambulance Co. Must Face Suit Over Crash Injury

Law360 (September 12, 2019, 10:52 PM EDT) -- Claims from a mother who accused an ambulance driver of falling asleep and crashing her vehicle while transporting her daughter to a medical center will move forward, after a split Texas appellate panel said the allegations constitute negligence claims, not health care liability claims.

April Dower sued ambulance driver Amanda Marie Coci and Heart of Texas EMS Inc. for negligence, but Coci and Heart of Texas argued the claims should be considered health care liability claims, meaning the case should be dismissed because Dower failed to provide an expert medical witness as required by the Texas Medical Liability Act.

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