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Texas Justices Won't Review Medical Device Claims Ruling

Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2016, 4:04 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court Friday denied a medical device manufacturer’s request for review of an appellate court ruling that personal injury claims aren’t subject to the same tort-reform requirements imposed on health care liability claims, despite the company’s argument it’s a health care provider.

Verticor Ltd. told the state’s high court in its petition that the court of appeals incorrectly held that plaintiff Michael Wood’s claims were not health care liability claims and Verticor was not a health care provider under the Texas Medical Liability Act. Wood sued Verticor and surgeon James Hansen for damages after complications arose following his spinal...

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