How A Texas Plaintiff Found A Way To Causation

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT) -- ­­Out of various bits of data and a dollop of professional judgment, the plaintiff's expert in a Texas medical malpractice case created a causal narrative that survived on appeal. See Constancio v. Shannon Medical Center, Case No. 03-10-00134-CV (Texas Court of Appeals, 3rd District-Austin, May. 22, 2012). Here’s how he did it.

Plaintiff, Ruben Constancio, was admitted to the emergency room of the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital with a serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection which produced a serious treatment-resistant sepsis. He eventually died following...
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